Voting Rights Act of 1965
The late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis will be honored with a U.S. Postal Service stamp.
On Aug. 6, 1965, with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by his side, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act.
On Wednesday, Congressional leaders honored the “Foot Soldiers” of the Selma to Montgomery Marches in 1965 with the nation’s highest civilian award, the Congressional Gold Medal. Anecdotally, Paul Ryan – Speaker of the House of Representatives, who also spoke during the ceremony and praised the foot soldiers for their part in the passage of the Voting […]
A chilling account of how easy it was to roll back protections secured under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 inspired the president to weigh in.
PolitickerOne: President Obama and prominent Black clergy leaders plan to push for the restoration of the Voting Rights Act. Martin Luther King III spoke exclusively with NewsOne.
One of the Civil Rights Movement‘s most notable figures has come forward blasting recent claims that then-President Lyndon B. Johnson spearheaded the idea behind the marches in Selma. In fact, SNCC co-founder Diane Nash suggests that LBJ’s signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was nothing more than a delayed reaction to the deaths of […]
President Barack Obama will visit Selma, Ala., to commemorate the 50th anniversary of historic marches led by civil activists fighting against segregation and seeking to secure African Americans’ right to vote, according to Reuters. SEE ALSO: Chicago Cop Shot 28 Times By White Officers Freed From Prison A White House official said Tuesday that the president […]
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