My 72-yr old Egyptian immigrant father is a big fan of The Daily Show. He asked me to help explain to him Larry Wilmore’s segment on the Pennsylvania Voter ID law. In the course of doing so, I explained how the US Constitution dictated counting enslaved persons (“three fifths”) for determining the number of representatives in the House of Representatives and how southern whites disenfranchised blacks a few decades after the end of the civil war, using the 1876 “Battle of Hamburg” in nearby Aiken County, South Carolina as an example.

Daily Show Teaches USA African-American History to 72-yr old immigrant parent

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