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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • Three Elginites recall their roles in civil rights turmoil of 1960s

    Three Elginites recall their roles in civil rights turmoil of 1960s
    Going beyond what he revealed in his new documentary film "Project 2-3-1," Ernie Broadnax recalled being stabbed during a riot outside Elgin High School.
  • GOP's awkward silence over Confederate flag furor

    GOP's awkward silence over Confederate flag furor
    The time has come for fair-minded Republicans to reflect upon the fate of the Whig Party, which came apart at the seams on the eve of the Civil War. The overriding issue of the 1850s was slavery, a question to which the party spoke, as it were, out of...

    Tyranny of the men (and women) in black

    Tyranny of the men (and women) in black
    Last week we witnessed another ominous crack in our nation's democratic foundation, led by liberal activist Supreme Court justices in black robes. With their recent decisions upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50...

    The deep roots of housing bias

    The deep roots of housing bias
    The Supreme Court's ruling last week that factors other than intentional racial discrimination can be considered in determining whether policies promulgated by government or private entities violate the 1968 Fair Housing Act is simply a reminder that...

    Same-sex marriage ruling highlights Supreme Court quandary: Restraint or intervention?

    Same-sex marriage ruling highlights Supreme Court quandary: Restraint or intervention?
    When the Supreme Court convened in 1967 to decide the case of Loving vs. Virginia, 16 Southern states had made it a crime for interracial couples to marry. The trial judge who convicted Richard and Mildred Loving said such laws reflected divine will....