Alabama state constitution racist language

Politics & Government
8:13 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Ala Voters Defeat Measure to Racist Language

Alabama voters have defeated Amendment 4, a measure to remove racist language from Alabama's Constitution.


The amendment would have removed language mandating poll taxes and separate black and white schools. A similar amendment failed within the last decade.


Black legislators and the Alabama Education Association opposed the amendment because it left in a 1956 amendment that declared that Alabama children did not have a right to a public education.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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