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  • v  deprive of voting rights

  • Though almost all the states abandoned even this vestige of moneyed privilege before the Civil War, Southern legislatures subsequently revived it as a device to disfranchise the .
  • Although Maryland's Democrats have thrice tried to disfranchise Negroes by law, the majority of the 30% who vote went Democratic in 1936, shepherded by their late boss, black .
  • Then she asked the question, 'What were "disfranchise" mean?' I said, 'Just like I am now.

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