People In Action: Literacy Bill Dies

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Dr. King shares his disappointment with the Senate vote that stopped the 1962 Voting Rights Bill, then known as the Literacy Bill. The bill would have eliminated the literacy tests that Dr. King believed were used to keep African-Americans of all education levels from qualifying to vote.

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People In Action: Literacy Bill Dies
Saturday, May 26, 1962
New York Amsterdam News
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