It was one of the most celebrated events of civil rights movement. It was to cement the right to vote for African Americans but was met with violence.
African-American and Democracy articles on Democracy Chronicles
Here is our collection of articles concerned with African-Americans and Democracy. Few ongoing crisis in American elections have more importance to the integrity of the democracy than the imperative of ensuring voting rights for African-Americans. Also see Democracy Chronicles articles on African-American Voting Rights, the Civil Rights Era, Minority Voting, and our unfortunate category: Racism.
A non-profit wants more unmarried women, young people and people of color on voter rolls. But somehow mailers have upset some election officials.
African Americans were granted voting rights only after a long and bitter struggle. Several African American women were pivotal to this exemplary struggle.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week struck down an Arizona week that would have criminalized the delivery of other people’s early ballots.
In Texas, officials in mostly white Waller County citing cost will not make an early voting site available on the campus of a historically black university.
The 15th Amendment granted black men the right to vote under the law, but exercising that right became another challenge, Sarah Pruitt.
Captains and lieutenants have the duty to keep the peace but often see this as a carte blanche to “get rid of the riff-raff”. That’s what happened on that fateful day.
If selected and effectively confirmed, Shana Broussard would be the first African American to serve on the six-member US Federal Election Commission (FEC).
Nearly 100 years after one of the worst racial massacres in United States history, the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma remains highly segregated.
Tulsi Gabbard’s run for Presidency is inscribed in America’s search for a female president underpinned by openness to gender equality.