In this year, several laws and practices that had
restricted African American participation in the voting process are erased in
the state, boosting the efforts of the voter registration campaign.
February: Georgia is the fourth state to abolish the poll tax, which had been a deterrent to
black voter registration since Reconstruction.
August: The state lowers the required voting age from
21 to 18.
"whites only" primary is declared unconstitutional by Judge T. Hoyte Davis.
The United Negro Veterans Organization sponsors a
March from Ebenezer Church
on Auburn Avenue to City
Hall to protest the city's refusal to hire black policemen. It is led by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr.