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Voting Rights Act of 1965
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Voting Rights Act of 1965


After the Voting Rights Act passed, court clerks and judges still kept the jury rolls mostly white through various tactics designed to undermine the law.
Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  outlawed discriminatory voting practices such as literacy tests that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African-Americans — especially in the southern states
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  • After the Voting Rights Act passed, court clerks and judges still kept the jury rolls mostly white through various tactics designed to undermine the law.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Bill on July 2, 1964, and signed the Voting Rights Act on August 6, 1965.
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • Some states permanently strip people with criminal convictions of the right to vote; as a result, in several Southern states disenfranchisement among African American men has reached levels unseen since before the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Voting Rights Act of 1965 [9] , Martin Luther King Jr. [2] , civil rights movement [5] , Freedom Riders [7] , Civil Rights Act of 1964 [8] , Ku Klux Klan [5] , civil rights movement [5] , Freedom Riders [7] , Civil Rights Act of 1964 [8] , Jim Crow laws [8] , poll tax [8]
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