Blacks in southern counties that experienced a relatively higher number of historical lynchings have lower voter registration rates today.
African-American Voting Rights articles on Democracy Chronicles
This is our collection of African-American voting rights related articles. 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-Americans and Democracy, the Civil Rights Era, Minority Voting, and our unfortunate category: Racism.
This book follows a First Reconstruction of black political activism in the North following freedom. It is full of unseen stories.
Friday, voting rights groups sued Florida, alleging its new congressional maps will reduce Black representation while benefiting the GOP.
Most of the black communities in Alabama are dispersed among the state’s six mainly White districts, diluting Black voting power.
The Voting Rights Act is linked to the events of Bloody Sunday, what preceded them, and what we as a nation should have learned from them.
Governor Evers’ maps respect state, federal redistricting standards, provide better opportunity for Black voters in Milwaukee to participate.
In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court cleared the way for Alabama’s new congressional district maps that may disenfranchise black voters.
Black voters’ postal ballots were rejected at four times the rate of white voters’ mail ballots, according to Washington State auditors.
We are in a new chapter in which African Americans’ civil rights are being threatened, and only a new voting rights act can save democracy.
Because Black favor Democrats, Republicans have been pleased to construct districts with substantial percentages of Black voters.