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Boswell Amendment

bullet gif Autrey, Dorothy A. "The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Alabama, 1913-1953." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Notre Dame, 1985.

Includes information on the NAACP's efforts to have the Boswell amendment overturned.

bullet gif Keita, Maghan. "Boswell Amendment." Encyclopedia of African-American Civil Rights From Emancipation to the Present, p. 63. Edited by Charles D. Lowery and John F. Marszalek. New York: Greenwood Press, 1992.

Brief article on the origin, purpose, and results of amendment.

bullet gif Lawson, Steven F. Black Ballots: Voting Rights in the South, 1944-1969. New York: Columbia University Press, 1976.

An excellent source for discussion of efforts by Southern blacks, in general, to secure voting rights, and the fight of Alabama blacks against the Boswell Amendment, in particular.

bullet gif Miller, Loren. The Petitioners: The Story of the Supreme Court and the Negro. New York: Pantheon Books, 1966.

Contains a discussion of the significance of the amendment.

bullet gif http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/what.htm

A comprehensive website on the African American experience of segregation.