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Maury Maverick, mayor of San Antonio, was acquitted. They charged him with lending money to union members so they could pay their poll taxes and vote. In Texas, loans and gifts for the payment of the poll tax are against the law.  >>more...>>

Title:     Suffrage in the South Part I: The Poll Tax
Author:    Stoney, George C.
Publication:     Survey Graphic
Date:     January 1, 1940

Publisher:     Survey Associates, Inc.
Type:     Article

Listed Under:
African Americans
Maverick, Maury
Poll Tax
South, The
Voting Rights

Notes:     Vol. 29, No. 1, p. 5 (Part 1) and No. 3, p. 163 (Part 2)