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Alabama’s 1901 Constitution: Instrument of Power
Posted on Friday December 09, 2016

This post features a "Lifetime" voter-registration certificate recently discovered in a local antiques mall. It is an attractive and oddly cheerful bit of ephemera from a tragic era in Alabama history--the time of mass disfranchisement by means of the state's 1901 constitution.