Are Your Voting Rights in Peril?

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  • The Freedom Summer
  • Bloody Sunday
  • Turning Point
  • Check and Balance
  • More Work to Do
  • The More Things Change
  • Section 5 at Work
  • Obama Weighs In
  • The Cup Half Full
  • The Cup Half Empty
  • Supreme Court
  • What's at Stake
  • In the Beginning
  • Dwight Eisenhower

Turning Point

After viewing the violence of Bloody Sunday on television, President Lyndon B. Johnson introduced a bill to Congress that would eventually become the Voting Rights Act of 1965. "At times history and fate meet at a single time in a single place to shape a turning point in man's unending search for freedom," Johnson said of Bloody Sunday. 

(Photo: Courtesy of Library of Congress)

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