Amendment No. 3, one of 13 proposed amendments to the Alabama Constitution.
A November 21, 1963 *Florence Herald* editorial urging readers to vote against Amendment No. 3, one of 13 proposed amendments to the Alabama Constitution. According to the *Herald,* citing a bulletin published by the League of Women Voters, while no doubt intended to discourage Negro voting, the amendment could be doubly problematic because, beyond requiring basic literacy, "the examination it proposes could be so difficult that few white persons or Negroes could pass it." Yet if passed, there was still the chance that this "obnoxious" amendment could be declared unconstitutional by the federal courts because "it is discriminatory in intent, if not in wording."
*Florence Herald*, Thursday, November 21, 1963, p. 2.
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*Florence Herald* , “"Kill Amendment No.3.",” Shoals Black History, accessed December 15, 2019, https://shoalsblackhistory.omeka.net/items/show/967.