1965

On May 25th, 1965,  a bill to prohibit racial discrimination in voting in the United Sates overcame the threat of a filibuster in the senate by a 70-30 vote for cloture. 

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February 12, 2016

Voting Rights Act Of 1965, August 1965 In August 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law with the goal of overcoming the legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevents African Americans from exercising their right to vote under the 15th Amendment in the Constitution of the U.S. The […]


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