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[Cartoon about abolishment of the Poll Tax in Tennessee]

The Tennessean, November 6, 1953
Tom Little Political Cartoon Collection
Vanderbilt University Special Collections

Tennessean cartoonist Tom Little published this piece after the poll tax was repealed from the Tennessee state constitution. This is visualized as a metaphorical breaking of shackles from laws that largely affected Black Americans. This was one of many policies historically disenfranchising voters in southern states.