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  • Effects of Voting Rights Legislation Interpreting a Table.

    The following table compares black voter registration rates with white voter registration rates in seven Southern States in 1965 and 1988: Voter Registration Rates (1965 vs. 1988)

    Voter Registration Rates (1965 vs. 1988)
      March 1965 November 1988
    Black White Gap Black White Gap
    Alabama 19.3 69.2 49.9 68.4 75.0 6.6
    Georgia 27.4 62.6 35.2 56.8 63.9 7.1
    Louisiana 31.6 80.5 48.9 77.1 75.1 -2.0
    Mississippi 6.7 69.9 63.2 74.2 80.5 6.3
    North Carolina 46.8 96.8 50.0 58.2 65.6 7.4
    South Carolina 37.3 75.7 38.4 56.7 61.8 5.1
    Virginia 38.3 61.1 22.8 63.8 68.5 4.7

    Adapted from Bernard Grofman, Lisa Handley and Richard G. Niemi. 1992. Minority Representation and the Quest for Voting Equality. New York: Cambridge Press, at 23-24/

    Last Revised - March 28, 2005



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