Alabama Literacy Test

Take this quiz to see whether you would have been able to vote
before 1965 if you were not white. The Federal Voting Rights Act, passed in 1965, made tests such as this one illegal.

*Note* Some questions are not exactly as they appeared in 1965.

Errata: The response for question 13 is incorrect. Please bear with us while we correct the source file.

This is because this form is multiple choice, and some of the original questions were fill in the blank.*

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ADAH Alabama Department of Archives and History

This presentation was created by Scott Hoover, The College of New Jersey, for the Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Digital Archive for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Questions, directions and comments should be sent to:

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Last updated: January 7, 2005