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Alabama Voters Defeat Measure on Racist Language

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
Alabama voters have defeated Amendment 4, a measure to remove racist language from Alabama

Alabama Constitutional Amendment #4 as it appears on a sample ballot.

Alabama voters have defeated Amendment 4, a measure to remove racist language from Alabama's Constitution.

The amendment would have removed language mandating poll taxes and separate black and white schools. A similar amendment failed within the last decade.

Black legislators and the Alabama Education Association opposed the amendment because it left in a 1956 amendment that declared that Alabama children did not have a right to a public education.


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