Throwback Thursdays: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 #KnowYourHistory

1. A brief overview:

 

2. President Lyndon B. Johnson’s speech to Congress re passing the Voting Rights Act.

LBJ:  “I speak tonight for the dignity of man and the destiny of democracy… Our mission is at once the oldest and the most basic of this country, to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man… There is no negro problem, there is no southern problem, there is no northern problem, there is only an American problem.”

3. Olletta Adams’ “Beams of Heaven” dedicated to the Civil Rights Movement & The Voting Rights Act of 1965

#KnowYourHistory


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