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Historic Civil Rights Act of 1965 Celebrates a Bittersweet Birthday
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 turns 48 today, and since it was signed into law it has been met with...


Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Part of Voting Rights Act
The Supreme Court rules Congress must decide which states must get permission to change voting laws...


On Anniversary, Obama Says Too Few Use Hard-Won Voting Right
America owes great debt to those who were courageous enough to demand equality....


Commentary: Why You Should Go See Selma Today
Ava DuVernay's film is a timely representation of the state of civil rights in America....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 6, 1965
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965....


Redistricting and Voting Rights Roundup
South Carolina and Texas are not giving up on the fight to preserve their new voting laws....


Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Voting Rights Case
The United States Supreme Court said it will review the constitutionality of a landmark portion of ...


John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon, Urges Americans to Vote
Congressman John Lewis condemns voter ID laws and urges Americans to vote....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 6, 1965
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act....


Civil Rights Leaders Want Action on Voting Rights Amendment Act
Civil and voting rights groups urge Congress to move forward on the Voting Rights Amendment Act....


This Day in Black History: March 7, 1965
Civil rights protesters attempt to march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery but are halted by heavil...


This Day in Black History: Jan. 2, 1965
Martin Luther King Jr. starts historic voter registration drive in Selma, Alabama, in opposition of...


What's Next for the Voting Rights Act?
Black leaders discuss the future of the Voting Rights Act....


Senate Republicans Seem Open to Weakening Voting Rights Act
Some Republican senators believe that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is no longer needed and ce...


Obama Asks for $50 Million to Restore Civil Rights Sites
The president's budget includes money for improvements at the national historical trail from Selma ...


Obama to Focus on Civil Rights Struggles Past and Present
President plans a speech for Saturday in Selma....


Watch the First Trailer for Ava DuVernay's Selma
David Oyelowo plays Martin Luther King Jr. in the drama....


Activists Honor the Anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'
Thousands march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on the 49th anniversary of Bloody Sunday....


NAACP, SCLC Seek Expansion of Civil Rights Death Law
There has only been one prosecution since the Emmett Till Act was signed in by then-President Georg...


Commentary: Stand Up for Our Voting Rights
U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel urges all Americans to fight new rules that make it more difficult for som...

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