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In order to shrivel up the number of black votes, Southern states frequently erected a series of hurdles to be cleared before citizens could vote. These typically included certain taxes, property ownership qualifications, and educational or literacy tests.

Since the imposition of those requirements also could impact the number of poor whites voting, Southern legislatures introduced the u0093grandfather clause," which exempted voters from the restrictions if their grandfathers had voted. This clearly eliminated the blacks.

It was not until 1915 that the grandfather clauses were voided by the Supreme Court as a violation of the 15th Amendment.

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Grandfather
I am searching for information on my grandfather's family. They are from Augusta, GA...as far as I know. His name was Simon Kilpatrick Howell (Pat), and he was born in 1920, in Augusta, GA. Anyone who may have ANY information on his family I ...
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ga/state/webbbs/queries/index.cgi?read=232

Walking With Grandfather
... hours walking the trails along the Little White River in South Dakota with his grandfather Albert, a Sicangu Lakota. The knowledge Marshall gained during those intimate moments has served him well throughout his career and life. MarshallÂu0092s ...
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Daniel Claus: A Biography
Claus, Johnson, and other members of their retinue (including Joseph Brant and Walter Butler)travelled to England to try to sort this mess out. In the end, Guy not surprisingly put his case forward at Claus'expense; Guy Johnson was confirmed as ...
http://www.nyhistory.net/~drums/dclaus.htm

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