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Ezra Cunningham, If You Can't Vote,
You Can't Change
The story of Ezra Cunningham, a black man who grew up in
Monroe County, Alabama, near the birthplace of Harper Lee's
famous novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.
"In the 1950s, the idea a black person voting for a
public official in Monroe County was not something we even
thought possible.", says Mr. Cunningham. Ezra Cunningham
knew that things had to change. In order to change, though,
people had to be able to vote. This is one story of the
early fight for voter registration.