August 6, 1965: Voting Rights Act Signed Into Law
On this day in 1965, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law, protecting all U.S. citizens from racial discrimination while voting.
Last year, the Supreme Court struck down one of the key provisions of this law, which required federal approval for changes to voting laws in certain states. The decision was polarizing. And at the controversy’s core lay the question of whether racial minorities continue to face voting barriers in states with histories of discrimination.
How do you think this will affect future elections? Delve into the discussion with this episode from the March@50 on the evolving sphere of voting rights in the US.