Alabama: The Divided Negro Vote

Having won the vote, the Southern Negro must now decide what to do with it. In eight counties of Alabama's Black Belt, Negroes are divided over how to use their new power. The Democratic primaries next week will indicate their choice. Among the options: ¶ Martin Luther King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference and some other civil rights groups are urging Negroes to vote—either for Negro candidates who are seeking Democratic nominations or for the most moderate white nominees available. "To give the Negro the vote," says Amelia Boynton, chairman of the...

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