It was 52 years ago today that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech as part of the March on Washington. So how much do you know about the speech, and the events that led up to it?
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In this commentary, Rick Valelly of Swarthmore College says the history of voting rights reminds us that democracy is a work in progress that requires hard thinking and effort from all of us.
In this commentary, Nathaniel Persily of Stanford Law School explains how the struggle over voting rights has changed since the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965.
In this commentary, Brianne Gorod of the Constitutional Accountability Center argues that the Voting Rights Act’s multiple congressional reauthorizations are evidence of its power and importance.
Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act of 1965, taking an enormous step toward protecting the right to vote for all Americans.