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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • High Court Opens Door To More Voting Rights Suppression

    High Court Opens Door To More Voting Rights Suppression
    "Our country has changed," wrote a smug Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. in a Supreme Court majority opinion last week that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the landmark legislation that lowered barriers to voting for racial minorities across...
  • For the record

    Voting rights: In the June 30 Section A, an article about the effects of the Supreme Court's decision striking down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act said Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote that black voter registration in Mississippi was 6.4%...
  • Opening speeches at NAACP convention urge action in Trayvon Martin's name

    Opening speeches at NAACP convention urge action in Trayvon Martin's name
    Amid impassioned chants of "We are Trayvon Martin," black leaders Monday called on thousands of supporters gathered at the NAACP's national convention in Orlando to use the teen's death as a rallying point for change. Though still decrying what many...
  • Sense of loss comes from moving backward in 'post-racial' world

    Sense of loss comes from moving backward in 'post-racial' world
    George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has me feeling an immense sense of loss. It's what I felt last month when the Supreme Court voted to void a key provision of the historic 1965 Voting Rights Act....
  • Ehrlich misleading on voting rights

    Ehrlich misleading on voting rights
    Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. is entitled to his belief that the Supreme Court did the right thing in striking at the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ("Court's Voting Rights Act ruling should be a cause for celebration," July 14). He is not...
  • New obstacles for voters

    New obstacles for voters
    If there were any doubt the Supreme Court erred badly in the term just ended by striking down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act designed to protect minorities' access to the polls in states with a history of voter discrimination, it's been...
  • 'Moyers & Company' special will commemorate March on Washington

    'Moyers & Company' special will commemorate March on Washington
    Fifty years ago, on Aug. 28, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the momentous civil right's event known as the March on Washington. Between 200,000 and 300,000...
  • 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...