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Excerpt from the 1901 Alabama Constitution.

This excerpt includes Article VIII, Sections 177, 178, 180 through 183, 188, 194, and 195 of the constitution. Eligible voters include all males age 21 and older, but the constitution lays out a series of complex requirements that limit voting rights. Restrictions include paying a $1.50 annual poll tax, passing a literacy test, and meeting property ownership requirements, all of which were explicity designed to disfranchise African American males and poor white males.

Date: 1901
Repository: Alabama Legislature
Format: Constitution

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