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aug 6, 1965 - Voting Rights Act of 1965

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The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law in order to overcome state disenfranchisement of Blacks in the South. The act was a huge success, widening the franchise and ensuring the legal development for black Americans granted by the 15th Amendment. It is considered one of the most far-reaching pieces of civil legislature in U.S. history.

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aug 6, 1965
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