Alabama Voters Decide Not To Remove Racist Language From Constitution
With most of the vote counted more than 60% of voters in Alabama voted down Amendment 4, likely because of the proposal’s poison pill.
The amendment would have removed language mandating poll taxes and separate black and white schools. A similar amendment failed within the last decade.
Black legislators and the Alabama Education Association opposed the amendment because it left in a 1956 amendment that declared that Alabama children did not have a right to a public education.