1902 Constitution

Title

1902 Constitution

Description

Virginia's 1902 Constitutional Convention effectively stripped African-Americans of their voting rights. The new constitution incorporated a $1.50 poll tax for each of the three years leadig up to the election, which many white officials knew blacks in the state could not pay. Those wishing to register also had to seek out a registrar who coducted an extensive examination full of complex questions about state legal proceedings. The 1902 costitution also required racial segregation in public schools.

Creator

Foster's Photographic Gallery

Source

Virginia Historical Society

Date

1902

Coverage

1900s

Original Format

photo of leather cover of book

Description

Virginia's 1902 Constitutional Convention effectively stripped African-Americans of their voting rights. The new constitution incorporated a $1.50 poll tax for each of the three years leadig up to the election, which many white officials knew blacks in the state could not pay. Those wishing to register also had to seek out a registrar who coducted an extensive examination full of complex questions about state legal proceedings. The 1902 costitution also required racial segregation in public schools.

Creator

Foster's Photographic Gallery

Date

1902

Coverage

1900s

Source

Virginia Historical Society