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Chapter 3: A Stirring Passion For Equality

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Paragraph 3 - Chapter 3: A Stirring Passion for Equality This chapter is largely about the Fifteenth Amendment and how it was not being enforced in the south. During the 1940 presidential elections, Parks wanted to vote for Roosevelt because this would be Roosevelt's third term, if he won. She also wanted to vote for Roosevelt because she wanted Eleanor Roosevelt to be the first lady. Parks admired Eleanor’s courage for standing up for African-American singers. The problem was that the KKK members were not letting African-Americans register to vote and anyone who did would be murdered. The poll tax enraged Rosa Parks. In 1937, the poll tax was challenged, but the Supreme Court ruled in favor of keeping it. Most African-Americans at the time
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