The Voting Rights Act: 50 Years Later

August 06, 2015 | 1:21 | Public Domain

Fifty years ago, on August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law – breaking down legal barriers at the state and local level that had prevented African Americans from exercising their constitutional right to vote. Because of the sacrifice of countless men and women, the right to vote was secured for more Americans.

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