The Impossible “Literacy” Test Louisiana Used to Give Black Voters
I read this in Slate the other day & it’s been really hard to forget…
Back in the early 60’s this test (PDF FILE) was given to anyone in Louisiana that could not prove at least a 5th grade education and wanted to vote. Test takers had 10 minutes to complete the test and ONE wrong answer would result in an immediate failure of the test.
Take a look at the test & let me know how you think YOU would do!