Forty-nine 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.
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Nearly 150 years after Reconstruction, African-Americans in North Carolina are seeking a preliminary injunction this week against a state law that they say disproportionately burdens their right to vote.
On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. The landmark law was a turning point in American history, as it addressed discrimination and segregation on a national level.
This weekend marks the 192nd birthday of Ulysses Grant, who played a unique role in American history. Here is a look at a military leader who later become president in one of the nation’s most troubled decades.
This amendment was designed to protect the right of African-Americans to vote and has served as the foundation for such legislation as the Voting Rights Act of 1965.