The following post is from the New York Times. It was written by Alan Flippen.
By: Alan Flippen
The Times has converted all of its 1964 issues into a digitized, searchable format. Each week, The Upshot will unearth an item from 50 years ago and put it in the light of today. “U.S. Negro Voters Put at 5.5 Million” appeared on Oct. 13 and can be seen in its original format onTimesMachine.
Weeks before the presidential election of 1964, African-Americans and their advocates were working toward a record turnout.