A 1958 citizenship test from the Georgia State Voter Registration Act.

Applicants for voter registration were required to read and write a section of the Georgia Constitution as a literacy test. If they could not read or write, they could take an oral examination to demonstrate that they understood "the duties of citizenship under a republican form of government." Applicants had to correctly answer twenty out of thirty questions. Like so many laws passed before it, this legislation targeted African Americans who had limited access to education because of the systematic racism of Jim Crow laws.