Martin Luther King’s Historic Letter from Birmingham Jail is prime example of revolutionary devotion to democracy at a time where government failed to meet basic needs
Civil Rights Era articles on Democracy Chronicles
The Civil Rights Era encompasses the time of the mass American social movement following World War II, whose goal was to end racial segregation and discrimination against black Americans and enforce their constitutional voting rights. Also see our section on American democracy or see more general articles on Civil Rights, African-Americans, or Minority Voting.
Voting Rights Act requires states with racist past to have election laws federally approved
African-American voter turnout in record numbers surpassed 2008 among the voters nationwide: Voting wasn’t permitted going back to the post-Civil War period
Martin Luther King Jr. the philosopher’s quotations to get you in the mood for democracy protest