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Legislation

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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Events

Freedom Summer

In 1964 decided to concentrate their efforts in voter registration in Mississippi which was lagging...

Events

Sit-In Movement

  Many African Americans inspired by the , the unjust murder of and the courage of had been...

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