Amazing what you can find when you start digging.
Thursday, October 01, 2020
Back at the Library going through the old newspapers on microfiche which has to be run through a laptop this morning when I ran across an article about my father. He announced that he would run for mayor. I knew he ran and served for 26 years but never saw any articles. Seemed he was not a part of the local Democrats, AR was a one party state until Clinton became President, and AR required Poll Tax be bought so you could vote. My mother paid the $2. 00 for two poll tax but didn't keep up with the stub. In our county only the Black voters had to show their tax receipt. He was able to win and the issue of not showing the poll tax went to the AR Supreme Court who said he should be able to vote and the down fall of the Poll Tax began in AR.