Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and the white primary

Title Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and the white primary
Names Bryson, Conrey.
Gazzale, Jack, narrator.
Book Number DBC18622
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Book
Annotation When the time came to challenge the 1923 Texas law which denied African Americans the right to vote in Democratic primaries, Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon, a physician and respected El Pasoan, was willing to file the historic lawsuit. On March 7, 1927 the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous decision in Nixon v. Herndon affirmed that Dr. Nixon had indeed been denied his rights under the 14th Amendment. But the Texas Legislature successfully circumvented the Court's decision and it would be twenty more years before another Texas case, Smith v. Allright, allowed Dr. Nixon to vote. His story is one of quiet but heroic perseverance in the face of many discouraging setbacks.
Narrator Gazzale, Jack.
Series Southwestern studies - no. 42
Local Subject Biography & Autobiography - BIO
Social sciences - 300
Political science - Civil rights - 323
LC Subject African Americans - Texas - El Paso - Biography
African Americans - Texas - El Paso - Suffrage
Racism - Texas - El Paso
El Paso (Tex.) - Race relations
Downloadable books
Talking books
Language English
Released 2021
Publication Info Texas : Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Talking Book Program, 2021. (Produced by Recording Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Midland, Texas)
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