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January 24, 2014 8:44 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

24th Amendment to the Constitution, outlawing poll tax, ratified on this day 50 years ago. Has been circumvented some, but still important. Here’s Mavis Staples performing the hymn/anthem “We Shall Not Be Moved.”

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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