Voting Rights Act Archives

A struggle waged alone: Black women and the right to vote

August 27, 2020

Literacy tests and poll taxes are typically no longer employed to deny African Americans the right to vote. But 100 years after its ratification on August 18, 1920, when the 19th Amendment nominally gave all women the right to vote, the reality is that African American women are frequently still victims of various voter suppression… [Read More]

‘March on Washington’ had focus, audacity

September 20, 2012

Every time I see a march or a rally, I think of the rally of all rallies – the 1963 March on Washington, which took place 49 years ago on August 25, 1963. And nearly 50 years later, there still is nothing that equals that march in results. These days, folks march to make a… [Read More]