Tag: Voting Rights Act
Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson has donated her personal memorabilia collection to Tuskegee University. Robinson was among the marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on “Bloody Sunday” on March 7, 1965.
The Supreme Court ruled Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. As a result, it appears that no local jurisdictions will be required to preclear changes in their election laws unless Congress passes a new updated formula to determine which jurisdictions should fall under the preclearance provisions.
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is conducting an oral history project about the Voting Rights Act of 1965. You can call the PBS NewsHour Oral History Hotline at (703) 594-6PBS and record your story.