T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History
Voting Rights
Audrey Sims Guillory by Rebecca Cooper, 2015.
AUDREY SIMS GUILLORY: Voting, for me was non-existent. Why? My mother was not a voter. She had a fourth grade education. And you knew the only way you could vote was to go to the courthouse and take a test. How you going to take a test if you only had a fourth grade education? So the people in my family did not have the education to go to register to vote. And as I grew older, and was in school, and learned what the voting right was all about, I registered to vote. Because I learned that the people that gave their lives for me to be able to have that privilege, it would be a letdown to them to know I had that right and didn't act on it.
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