50 years ago, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act

Published Apr 06 2021 at 11:34 PM GMT
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  • Following the historic Selma march in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson urged Congress to pass legislation ensuring equal voting rights for African Americans.
  • The Voting Rights Act was signed into law on August 6, 1965.




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  • Published Apr 6, 2021 11:34 PM GMT