NEGROES: Storey vs. Texas

The Constitution gives the Negro the right to vote. *Whether or not he chooses to exercise this right in Southern States is a matter for his own conscience to decide after due consideration of the circumstances. For Texas it has been decided, first in the state courts and, six months ago, in the Federal District Court, 'that the "primaries" are not elections, that, consequently, a Texan law of 1923, categorically forbidding any Negro to vote at a Democratic primary is constitutional. It became apparent last week, however, that these decisions are to...

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