Voters across the nation should prepare for similar circumstances in their communities – but there is still time for them to demand better from their officials.
Overall, waiting times may be improving – but long waits are still common in Black communities.
Sweeping changes were possible in the past because black leaders were willing to risk their lives and call out problems before they became crises.
The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has reversed its decadeslong practice of protecting voters' rights and removing barriers to casting ballots.
The modern poll tax isn't paid in money, but in time – how long it takes a person to get to a polling place, and, once there, how long it takes for them to actually cast their ballot.
Georgia's secretary of state has stalled voter registrations and accused Democrats of hacking. His tactics recall past efforts in the South to suppress black votes, from poll taxes to literacy tests
In America's past, efforts by disadvantaged citizens to secure greater political influence have been met with violent repression.