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On This Date in Legal History

On August 6, 1965, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law.  Learn about this civil rights legislation at http://1.usa.gov/Nxo1MH and http://bit.ly/1EbC6na. I also encourage you to read how we’ve moved away from this  important legislation at http://vrafortoday.org/.

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On This Date in Legal History

On June 22, 1970, President Nixon signed the Voting Rights Act Amendments, albeit with serious reservations. The legislation included a rider that lowered the voting age to 18. Read the President’s speech from that day at http://goo.gl/rz2oKW.

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An Entertaining Way to Celebrate Black History Month

The movie Selma is a riveting historical drama that traces the events leading up to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Act struck down voting restrictions in federal, state and local elections. The film deserves the critical acclaim … Continue reading

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The Voting Rights Act

On August 6, 1965, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. Read this civil rights legislation and learn more at http://1.usa.gov/1EbvO75 and http://1.usa.gov/Nxo1MH. Listen to NPR’s program at http://bit.ly/1EbC6na. It’s quite informative. I also encourage you to read how we’ve moved away … Continue reading

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An Entertaining Way to Celebrate Black History Month

The movie Selma is a riveting historical drama that traces what led up to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  The Act struck down voting restrictions in federal, state and local elections. The film deserves the critical acclaim it … Continue reading

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