The Justice Department and the state of Texas are tangling in two separate court cases that could determine how much of the Voting Rights Act is still enforceable.
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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.
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.