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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.

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