Poll Tax Receipt

Title

Poll Tax Receipt

Description

Poll taxes required citizens to pay a fee to register to vote. These fees kept many poor African Americans, as well as poor whites, from voting. The poll tax receipt displayed here is from Alabama.

Source

Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s exhibit Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education, 2004, specifically from the Segregated America section:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/brown/history/1-segregated/segregated-america.html

Date

1896

Files

Citation

"Poll Tax Receipt," in Teaching with Laurel Grove School, Item #84, http://chnm.gmu.edu/laurelgrove/items/show/84 (accessed December 19, 2014).