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The Voting Rights Act of 1965

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice hosts an informative site dedicated to the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the law that finally overcame some states' resistance to voting rights for African Americans. The site provides details about the 1965 enactment of the law, and the amendments that followed in 1970, 1975, 1982, and 2006. It also provides insight into life...