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 is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.
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