Today in History–January 23–the Library of Congress features the 24th amendment, ratified on this day in 1964. This constitutional amendment barred the poll tax which, up until this time, required voters in Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, and Virginia to pay in order to vote in a national election. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links to related resources below.
The 24th Amendment Ended the Poll Tax from America’s Library
Poll tax historical newspaper coverage 1836-1922
Mr. Trout speaks about the poll tax and more
Primary Source Spotlight: U.S. Constitution primary source collections & teaching resources