Election Day 2023.

I don’t know if my grandmother voted during her decades in Wilson. Given the barriers facing African-Americans in the 1950s and the resulting very low numbers of Black registered voters, I’m inclined to believe she did not. Within months of migrating to Philadelphia, however, Hattie Henderson Ricks was on the rolls.

Get to the polls today, folks. It’s a precious right.


  1. The warning statement then ( as seen on this 1959 card) is applicable to a great degree today…STAY WOKE!!

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