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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • PBS' 'Freedom Summer' a gripping reminder of courage in 1964

    There is no greater horror than that conjured by memory. While viewers shiver with shock and delight over the current crop of epic narratives — the bloody fights for freedom in "Game of Thrones," Billy Bob Thornton's malicious glee in "Fargo"...
  • 'Freedom Summer II' could turn red states blue

    'Freedom Summer II' could turn red states blue
    Civil rights veterans plan to honor the 50th anniversary of Mississippi's Freedom Summer project by taking on an even bigger challenge: Turning the South's red states blue. Actually, they don't express it in terms quite that partisan. Whether the states...
  • Voting Rights Act: PBS is seeking your story

     
    Do you have a story to share about how the Voting Rights Act of 1965 changed your life? It has beenĀ big news Wednesday as the U.S. Supreme CourtĀ ponders whether the act is still necessary. For those who want to know more, “PBS NewsHour” is...
  • Barbara Walters' '10 Most Fascinating People' returns

    "Nothing You Think Matters Today Will Matter the Same Way Tomorrow" goes the headline in New York magazine this week over Frank Rich's byline. This is a masterful look at the future as we imagined it back in 1964. Columnist Rich shows that most of us...
  • Hampton elections to change come May 2016

    Hampton elections to change come May 2016
    Voters arriving at the polls to elect school board candidates will find changes to their ballots in May 2016. City Council members running for mayor also will need to agree to resign their seats before appearing on the mayoral ballot. The City Council...
  • High court action on Texas ID law shows mixed record on voting rights

    “There is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote in April. Roberts spoke then for the court’s conservative majority in striking down...
  • Incumbent Corrine Brown battles Glo Smith for congressional seat

    Incumbent Corrine Brown battles Glo Smith for congressional seat
    U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and Republican challenger Glo Smith are battling over a district that has not changed in decades but likely will be redrawn before the next term is over. Brown, 67, of Jacksonville spent 10 years in the Florida Legislature before...
  • Federal appeals court reinstates Texas' voter ID law

    AUSTIN, Texas A federal appeals court put the Texas voter identification law back into effect Tuesday, just three days after a lower court struck down the law, calling it unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • Jimmy Carter campaigns for his grandson

    ALBANY, Ga. Democrat Jason Carter's campaign for George governor has unleashed a weapon that's long been waiting in the wings: his grandfather, Jimmy Carter. The 90-year-old former president has helped Jason Carter raise millions of dollars, and has...
  • Federal judge strikes down Texas law requiring voter ID at polls

    (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday struck down a Texas law requiring voters to show identification at polls, saying it placed an unconstitutional burden on voters and discriminated against minorities. In a ruling that follows a two-week trial in...
  • Supreme Court upholds North Carolina's new limits on voting

    North Carolina can enforce new voting restrictions adopted by the state's Republican leaders and opposed by civil rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday. The justices lifted a lower court order by a 7-2 vote. The state can end same-...