Can You Pass This Literacy Test?

Women gained the right to vote in 1920, but African-American voters didn’t gain the right until restrictions were lifted with The Voting Rights Act of 1964. After much protest and debate, endless sit-ins, and marches, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Act. 

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In Louisiana, before the Voting Rights Act had even passed, African-Americans were given a literacy test to determine if they were eligible. This test has 30 questions, which cover everything from circling letter to drawing triangles. 

Take the test here. One wrong answer and you would have failed the test. Good luck!



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