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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...


Commentary: A Heartbreaking Decision on the Voting Rights Act
In striking down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Supreme Court has done a dis...


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: 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....


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: March 21, 1965
Led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights demonstrators begin historic trek from Selma, Ala.,...


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


Commentary: The Republicans’ Sad Odyssey With Black Voting Rights
Republicans have sought to assault minority voting rights through a wave of identification laws....


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


Voting Rights Gets Capitol Hearings
The House and Senate begin considering how to update the Voting Rights Act of 1965....


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


Ava DuVernay to Preview Selma at Urbanworld Film Festival
Director will share exclusive clips of her upcoming film....


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...


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


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...


Longtime civil rights lawyer William Taylor dies
Longtime civil rights lawyer William Taylor dies...


Jesse Jackson Says Michigan Voters’ Rights Are Being Undermined
Emergency managers have taken over predominately black cities in Michigan, stripping elected offici...


Marchers Mark "Bloody Sunday" in Selma
Thousands of marchers marked the 46th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" voting rights confrontatio...

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