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Voting Rights Act of 1965

On August 6, 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act. This law was needed because federal anti-discrimination law enacted in previous acts was not strong enough to prevail over the resistance of southern...

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Selma to Montgomery March

Voting rights After the passage of the , civil rights leaders decided to concentrate their efforts on voting rights, especially in those areas in the black belt where voting registration remained low despite their efforts. They...


Freedom Summer

In 1964 decided to concentrate their efforts in voter registration in Mississippi which was lagging behind other states despite their efforts at enrolling and educating more citizens. They launched the Mississippi Freedom Summer...


The March on Washington

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place on August 28, 1963 in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. The objective of the march was to pressure President Kennedy into initiating a Civil Rights bill which...


Birmingham Campaign

In the 1960s Birmingham, Alabama was the largest industrial city in the South and according to the most segregated city in America. joined the local Birmingham movement, the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR), to...

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