(RNS) Fifty years ago, Lyndon B. Johnson signed the landmark Voting Rights Act. Religious and civic groups are now fighting to restore its key provisions.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) Some 70 pastors and other religious leaders headed to lawmakers’ offices to press for changes in the Voting Rights Act.
SELMA, Ala. (RNS) In many ways time has stood still in this community of 20,000 that was at the center of the push that culminated with the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
(RNS) Images of that day 50 years ago, when law enforcement officers beat back peaceful civil rights marchers trying to cross Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, provided the catalyst for passage of the Voting Rights Act.