Jimmie Lee Jackson is little more than a footnote in time but it was his death and blood that gave us the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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.
For the past decades, Republicans across our nation have been engaged in a systematic, and modern era attempt at Interposition and Nullification.
Six White Georgia lawmakers stood behind the governor as he signed a sweeping voter suppression law. Outside, a Black Democratic lawmaker was arrested.
Georgia Republicans are proposing new weekend voting limits, which could greatly limit political participation of black churches.
Little known, Amelia Boynton played a key role in getting us the voting rights act and actively organised the Selma to Montgomery marches.
Malcom X was one of America’s most prominent civil rights activists. His assassination has a historical significance that cannot be ignored.
Not up to 100 days since Biden took office the Republican-led state of Georgia is voting a law that directly targets black voters.
Carroll G. Robinson, law professor, attorney and Democratic activist, took time out from his hectic schedule to do an email interview.
Georgia flipped blue in the November 3 election to the surprise of many. However, there is little awareness of the role voter suppression might have played in keeping Georgia red in the past.
Trump attempts to overturn the vote in key states targeted disenfranchisement of black voters, raising civil rights concerns.