The right of the negro to vote has constantly been challenged in attempts to destroy or at least to control the exercise of that right. The Fifteenth Amendment secures the right to vote free from interference on a racial basis by the states or the national government. In the states where there is a large negro population varied efforts have been attempted in order to control and nullify the negro vote. These efforts have been manifested in various forms-the grandfather clause, property ownership requirements, the poll tax, character tests, and literacy tests.
Irving Slifkin S.Ed.,
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW--WHITE PRIMARIES--RICE V. ELMORE,
Mich. L. Rev.
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