Why We Vote: Election Day 2018


IF YOU DON'T VOTE, YOU DON'T HAVE A VOICE!

If Talbot Eaton (whose name is on the Tennessee voter form), born during the Civil War in Tennessee to an illiterate father who was a blacksmith, could vote, then so can you.

First image is of new voters waiting their turn to register at the Court House as part of the NAACP Vote Registration Campaign in November 1943 in Baltimore.

It's a proud feeling to look and see all those black men in the second image registering to vote during Jim Crow.

One significant piece of family heirlooms/ keepsakes to hold onto would be voter identification cards. Here's a prime example from Charles Robinson of 813 N. Mount Street (Old West Baltimore), Baltimore, 1948 (fourth image). The address, 813 N. Mount Street, is no longer extant.

Artifacts courtesy of Nanny Jack & Co Archives

Vote in 2018 as if your life depends on it, because it does!