The indomitable Augustine Carter

02/05/2013 4:06 PM by

Voting Rights 2013: Augustine Carter d.o.b. 1/6/28 by Eric Byler and Annabel Park for Story of America, featuring one of the heroines of 22nd Street:

Augustine Carter, an 85-year-old voter in Richmond, Virginia, tells her story of the trouble she went through to vote in 2012. Born in 1928, she never had a birth certificate and she never got a driver’s license because she decided years ago that driving wasn’t for her. Her baptism certificate was sufficient for all identification purposes until the 2012 election. She had to go through a Kafka-esque bureaucracy including being told by someone at the Motor Vehicle Administration that she couldn’t prove that she was not a terrorist.




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