Political

News > Political > Voting Rights Act Anniversary Remembered

Voting Rights Act Anniversary Remembered

(Undated) -- Today marks an important anniversary in the history of civil rights. On August 6th of 1965 President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. The bill abolished arbitrary literacy tests and poll taxes that were designed to discourage African-American voters. Before 1965, African-Americans were often intimidated, harassed and assaulted when they tried to register to vote.

Political

(Las Vegas, NV) -- President Obama is telling Congress to get its act together on immigration reform. On ABC's "...
(Washington, DC) -- Texas Senator Ted Cruz is coming out swinging against President Obama's executive action over...
(Austin, TX) -- Some tough talk over President Obama's executive order on immigration is coming from Republicans...
(Kiawah Island, SC) -- A Republican leader is dishing out some sharp criticism for his own party over immigration...
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is paying his respects to former DC mayor Marion Barry, who passed away this...