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As we pause to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., let us remember his lifelong passion and commitment to securing equality for all in American society.

In 1920, the just formed League of Women Voters challenged state Leagues to increase voter turnout by 25%. The Alabama League noted: “…it is...difficult...to qualify for the vote in Alabama…”

Adapted from a pamphlet published by the League of Women Voters Education Fund in 1980