President Woodrow Wilson was lukewarm towards suffrage but won re-election. This led suffragists to increase activism in view of the 1920 elections.
Voting Rights Act articles on Democracy Chronicles
The Voting Rights Act was a landmark piece of national legislation in the United States that prohibits discrimination in voting. It was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Also see our section on American democracy as well as our articles on African-American voting rights, Voter Access, and Racism.
‘Selma Online’ is a new online project that seeks to create more awareness about the 1965 struggle for voting rights for African-American voters.
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.
Voting rights are increasingly being repealed in America through legislation. Civil rights icons are fighting back in Congress.
In the long-drawn fight for universal suffrage, black suffragists helped lead the charge in Women’s Voting Rights Campaign.
Voting rights did not come easy for women in America. Black American women in particular played an important role in the fight to vote 100 years ago.
New Jersey might have been the first to ensure that women have equal voting rights with men. But there was some mischief as malpractices marred the process.
Suquamish Tribal Chairman has called upon U.S. Congress to adopt a Native Voting Rights Act similar to that recently passed by Washington State legislature.
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.
77,744 ballots in three states gave the White House to Donald Trump so states are fighting over rules that determine if millions of Americans get to vote.