50 Years Ago: Voting Rights Act

Via https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/08/06/50-years-ago Congressman John Lewis Aug 6, 2015 10:05 AM This morning, Congressman John Lewis sent the following message to the White House email list, reflecting on the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and highlighting the barriers to the vote that are still present today. Every year, I head…

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Social Change and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Less than fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This landmark piece of legislation served as a major accomplishment for the Civil Rights Movement and sparked social change in voting practices in the United States. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8reaKQgwKg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS57Svuipas It is hard to talk about…

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