Press release from the A. Philip Randolph Institute regarding voter suppression in South Carolina counties

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  • ["A. Philip Randolph Inst. [Institute]\n112 Spring STREET\nCHARLESTON S. C. 29403\n\nBLACKS ARE LOSING VOTING EDGE IN SOME SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTIES\n\nBlack voters lost their leads in two counties as the result of a state\nElection Commission purge erasing nearly 130,000 registration for failure\nto vote in two successive general election.\n\nThe culling process left black voters outnumbering whites only in the\ncountries [sic] of Allendale, Clarendon and Williamsburg. Counties losing their\nformer black majorities were Fairfield and Lee.\n\nThe non-voter purge, mandatory under state law, removed 129,874 persons\nfrom the rolls. Total registrations dropped from 1,115,772 in mid-June to\n985,898 as of Aug. 18.\n\nBlacks suffered a larger proportionate loss. The 38,846 revocations\ndropped the total of black registrants were dropped from 290,600 to 251,754.\n\nA total of 90,962 white registrants were dropped from the rolls. The decline\nwas from 824,538 to 733,576.\n\nCharleston County's registration total dropped from 102,830 to 89,462-\n61,383 whites and 27,968 blacks. That was still good enough to continue\nleading the state.\n\nRichland county skidded from 96,795 registrants to 87,321 but edged Greenville\nfor second place honors. Greenville slipped to third place when its\nregistration total plummeted from 98,081 to 86,974.\n\nThe statewide total of oriental registrants declined from 410 to 380. Indians\nleft on the rolls dipped from 224 to 188.\n\nIn Charleston County alone there are 14,000 voters who have been purged\nsince 1975 and 1976."]
Title:
Press release from the A. Philip Randolph Institute regarding voter suppression in South Carolina counties
Date:
1976
Description:
Press release from the A. Philip Randolph Institute regarding voter suppression of minorities in South Carolina counties in the years 1975 and 1976.
Collection:
Isaiah Bennett Papers, ca. 1932-2002
Contributing Institution:
Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
A. Philip Randolph Institute
Topical Subject:
African Americans--Politics and government--South Carolina--History--20th century, African Americans--Suffrage--South Carolina--Charleston--History--20th century, Labor unions--South Carolina
Geographic Subject:
Charleston (S.C.)
Shelving Locator:
AMN 1056
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
600 dpi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL, Archival masters are tiffs.
Copyright Status Statement:
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