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The Independent Friday October 29, 1920

The Independent Friday October 29, 1920

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The Independent Friday October 29, 1920


The Independent Friday October 29, 1920. North Carolina Collection, Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-CH


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756 of These in Elizabeth City; Few Negro Women Sought to Register.

The number of women registered in Elizabeth City and Pasquotank county for next Tuesday's. election is estimated 1,000 by Chairman P.G. Sawyer of the County Democratic Executive Committee. There ·were 756 women registered in the city. The registration figures for the county are not yet available, the registration books are still in the hands of the registrars thruout the county.

In Elizabeth C1ty 214 women registered in the First Ward; 188 in the second Ward; 168 in the Third Ward and 186 in the Fourth Ward.

The number of colored women who registered is negligible. Not one registered in the First Ward and in the Third Ward where many educated colored women reside, only three registered. Colored women who doubted their ability to comply with the educational qualifications required by the Constitution did not attempt to register. Many colored women educationally qualified would not apply for registration, preferring disfranchisement to the humiliation of examination by hostile registrars.

The result of the new registration in Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County means therefore a larger Democratic majority.

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