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  1. I look at what is underlined in my great grandmother’s Bible. I know she bought several Bibles to give to be grandkids with the family history in them as far as she knew, and I was my dad’s only child at the time so she knew that one would go to me, so she underlined what she thought was important for me to eventually read.

  2. Thta must have been awesome to find that

  3. I was born in 1948. I remember that my mother’s mother, my mother and my aunts all voted in every election. I don’t know if they saved money to pay the poll taxes, but they certainly voted. My mother was a poll worker for many years. Voting was a right they all cherished as a privilege.

  4. So blacks are not the only one who have suffered discrimination! What are WE going to do about that?

    1. VOTE. Always vote. No matter what. Don’t let them win by default

    2. Be thankful for voting rights for women was ratified instead of complaining about the past discrimination against women. The blacks could learn a lesson from this and put the past in the past and be thankful for the present. The blacks need to realize that they weren’t the only ones enslaved and quite their whining about the past.

      1. I agree wholehearted we all should be thankful for how far we have come. I think it is ironic that the black man got the vote years before the women got the vote. Also, the so called indentured people were ‘slaves’ only difference was in the name they were labelled with. People also forget, the black and other races bought, sold and owned slaves themselves…I do not consider this comment racist
        but rather a true and informative statement.

  5. and people today think it is a hardship to have to show an ID to vote.

  6. My mother worked harder than most men she would fight anyone over her children may she r I p she loved her children it didn’t matter if you were mean to her that day she would ware your tail out and taught you the meaning of respect

  7. All Women should and needs to read this. Don’t give your right to vote away by not voting. Read the whole story.

  8. iT IS TOO EASY TO TAKE OUR PRESCIOUS RIGHTS FOR GRANTED. Years ago when Business and Professional Women’s groups were lobbying for equal pay guaranteed for women, I took a petition to an 80 year old neighbor to sign. She was on top of her 2 story barn nailing down the tin sheets pulled up by spring winds. She read and said, “I’ve been widowed twice and worked hard as a man all my life. I’d just as soon marry someone instead of being equal.”

  9. I’ve been voting for fifty years, but now I’m required to show a birth certificate. I never had one because I was born at home with a family midwife. Some would love to go back to no vote for women and blacks even today and are using emotion of some no thinkers to put us back. Yesterday was not so good in some ways and I grew up under Jim Crow and the snide remarks about blacks on this forum smacks of more of the same racism I saw back in the ‘good old days.’

  10. I remember when in the early 70’s my father in law passed away, the credit cards all cancelled my mother-in-law’s cards as she was unable to have credit in her name…never mind that she was working and the one that paid the payments!!! It was an awakening for me.
    Thankful now for the rights we have. I have always exercised my right to vote!

  11. “More than thirty years after it became law…”

    Alabama, the Make Me! state.

  12. My grandmother and her father went by buggy from Lamar County to either Tuscaloosa or Montgomery to register to vote as soon as this amendment was made a law. I have their voting registration cards, but they are very ragged pieces of paper by now.

    1. Evelyn, I’m from Fayette county Ala. I was born there in 1941. Moved to Ga. In 1950. My dad worked on base. I now live back in Warner Robins.

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