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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.
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.
The voting rights act was passed in 1965. It gives all Americans the right to vote. But this has not been the case. Americans are sharing their experience.
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.
On Friday the House passed Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R.4) restoring protections in 1965 Voting Rights Act struck by a 2013 Supreme Court decision.
Voter suppression and Russian interference are some of the greatest barriers to minority voting in 2020, the National Urban League said.