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This Day in Black History: Aug. 6, 1965

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law.
State troopers watch as marchers cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River in Selma, Alabama as part of a civil rights march on March 9. Two days before troopers used excessive force driving marchers back across the bridge, killing one protester.

OPINION: The Current GOP Agenda To Suppress Votes Is Intended To Erase The Legacy Of Blood Sunday

There’s still so much at stake for Black voters.

Rev. Al Sharpton Shares A Personal Invitation To Join The Commitment March In Washington D.C.

The goal is to protect our civil rights and right to vote.

John Lewis Voting Rights Act Measure Introduced by Rep. Jim Clyburn

The provision would restore a part of the Voting Rights Act

This Day in Black History: March 7, 1965

Civil rights protesters are assaulted in Selma, Alabama.

Selma's 50th Anniversary Brings Comparisons to Ferguson

AP draws parallels between yesterday's and today's struggle.