200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019


Voting Rights for African Americans

Open by reading the children's book "Lillian's Right to Vote." Then break students up into groups and have them analyze the poll tax record from 1903. Give students an opportunity to infer meaning from names/races/poll taxes collected and discuss the impact this could have on an election and life as an African-American in Alabama.

Creator: Whitney Pruitt
Date: 1903

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ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard:
Grade 4: Standard(s) 10

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