The Judge That Ruled The White Primary Unconstitutional In Georgia: Thomas Hoyt Davis

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In 1955, only 43 black voters in Terrell County, Georgia, were allowed to vote in a county that had 5,036 black people of voting age, almost twice the number of whites who could vote. A county voting registrar, J.G. Raines, turned down four college-educated black applicants because they mispronounced words. When one black teacher with a PhD from…

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