What was Voting Like Before the Voting Rights Act | … and what is happening today

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African Americans and other racial and ethnic minority Americans were guaranteed the right to vote by the 15th Amendment, but in the decades between Reconstruction from 1865 to 1877 (when hundreds of former slaves were elected to Southern state legislatures) and the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, states and local governments used various tactics to make it inconvenient, intimidating, or impossible for them to cast ballots.

Let us remember poll taxes, literacy tests, grandfather clauses, and violence…

What is the Voter ID law in each state?

What are the key-sections of the Voter Rights Act?

What is a “voting restriction”?

What are courts doing on voting rights?

Where can I read more?


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