The May, 1966 primary in Alabama was the first election in the Deep South to be held after the Voting Rights Act went into effect. These documents were used to train Afro-American poll watchers for that election. See 1966 Alabama Elections for related background and history.
Poll Watcher Training, SCLC. April 1966. Used during training meetings prior to the election.
Poll Watcher Instructions, SCLC. May 3 and 31, 1966. Carried by poll watchers and SCLC field staff during the elections. Handwritten notes are by Bruce Hartford.
See also Field notes, Hale County primary election, Bruce Hartford, SCLC. May 31, 1966