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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • Why some Americans are more 'independent' than others

    To the editor: The Fourth of July means something different to everyone, but not until I read the words of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony did I realize that the problems that were evident more than 160 years ago are similar to the problems we are experiencing today. ("Heard on the Fourth of July -- from Frederick Douglass to Ronald Reagan," Op-Ed, July 3)
  • Celebrating freedoms without exercising them [Commentary]

    Celebrating freedoms without exercising them [Commentary]
    As the holiday weekend draws to a close, please pause from the cookouts and fireworks to reflect on the meaning of this freedom we've been celebrating, knowingly or not. When 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of...

    Supreme Court conservatives are playing a long game

    Supreme Court conservatives are playing a long game
    The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. showed again this year that it is playing a long game, writing opinions that move the law in small but steady steps in a conservative direction. At first glance, many of its decisions appear...

    LBJ's second great battle: Enforcing the Civil Rights Act

    When Lyndon Johnson became president after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, so closely had he played his political cards that nobody was exactly sure what he believed in. Very quickly, the surprising answer became clear: civil rights. Johnson went...

    Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act -- and join youth to mobilize voters

    Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act -- and join youth to mobilize voters
    Sometimes it's important to celebrate. Other times, it's important to keep working. To celebrate, you can join Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs at the county's Regional History Center in downtown Orlando Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon to commemorate...