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In: The African American Electorate: A Statistical History

Chapter : Chapter 25: The 1965 Voting Rights Act, Expansions and Renewals, 1970, 1975, 1982, 1992, and 2006

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Chapter 25: The 1965 Voting Rights Act, Expansions and Renewals, 1970, 1975, 1982, 1992, and 2006
Chapter 25: The 1965 voting rights act, expansions and renewals, 1970, 1975, 1982, 1992, and 2006

The 1965 Voting Rights Act didn't just appear out of nowhere. For years the NAACP had been trying to put this issue on the national agenda. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) had tried to do so in the 1957 ...

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