24th Amendment to the Constitution, outlawing poll tax, ratified on this day 50 years ago. Has been circumvented some, but still important. Here’s Mavis Staples performing the hymn/anthem “We Shall Not Be Moved.”
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
Gage Skidmore/FlickrThere's Only One Way to End Gridlock in WashingtonFor activism to be successful in our current political climate, we must vote in a Blue tsunami.