Who else is counting the days until November voting? 🙌🏼🙌🏼
Today marks the 53rd anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, which is considered among the greatest and most far-reaching pieces of civil rights legislation in U.S. history.
On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, banning racial discrimination in voting practices (poll taxes, literacy tests, quizzes, intimidation) by the federal government as well as by state and local governments. In turn, suffrage was finally fully extended to African American women.
Pictured: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks as President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act on August 6, 1965. Photo credit: White House Photograph Office. 1963-1969
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