NEGROES: A Primary Difficulty

"The right of the citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color or previous condition of servitude"—thus reads the 15th Amendment to the Constitution as ratified in 1870.

People say: "Oh, yes, that is the Constitution, but the Southern States get around it by 'grandfather clauses' in their Constitutions prohibiing any one from voting if his grandfather did not vote." As a matter of fact, there is no such clause in the Constitution of any...

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