YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 28, 2008 § 2 Comments

Larry Kolvoord AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Larry Kolvoord AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Amanda Jones, 109, casts vote for Obama.

the daughter of a man born into slavery, has lived a life long enough to touch three centuries. And after voting consistently as a Democrat for 70 years, she has voted early for the country’s first black presidential nominee.

and she voted for free. This is an important thing.

Amanda Jones’ father urged her to exercise her right to vote, despite discriminatory practices at the polls and poll taxes meant to keep black and poor people from voting. Those practices were outlawed for federal elections with the 24th Amendment in 1964, but not for state and local races in Texas until 1966.



[h/t: Bitch, PhD]

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