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February 27, 2013 11:49 AM

Voting Rights Act made a difference from the beginning in N.C.'s Franklin County

When she turned 18, Rosanell Eaton, a young black woman determined to vote, rode in her brother’s mule wagon to Louisburg. Before she could register, a court clerk explained, “You’ve got to do a whole lot of things.” Stand against the wall. Arms at your side. Look straight ahead. Recite the preamble to the Constitution without missing a word. Eaton did as she was told, and the clerk told her mother, “She’s a brave little girl.” Now 91, Eaton’s mind turns again this week to election law in her native Franklin County.

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