Nearly 40 years after the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the landmark anti-discrimination act that prevented Black voters from entering the ballot box, states are increasingly passing restrictive voting laws, in some cases, disproportionate effects on people of color.
This Black History Month, ABC-owned Broadcasters honors leaders and everyday people who fought for the right to vote in the civil rights movement by looking at those who are still working to continue. access to the ballot box fairly and equally. The new frontier of the right to vote includes efforts ranging from restoring the rights of former detainees to ensuring the right to vote for non-US citizens.
Here is an overview of our coverage:
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