RainbowPUSH: Voting Rights Act Decision

By June 26, 2013 July 23rd, 2013 News & Current Affairs

(Chicago, IL)  Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. gives this analysis on SCOTUS Voting Rights Act decision……The 1965 Voting Rights Act was the implementing legislation in fulfillment of the 15th Amendment – 95 years later.  In other words, it took 95 years – along with agitation, the murders of voting rights workers and a Selma-to-Montgomery march – in order to stimulate the Congress to write, and the President to sign legislation (a law), that made the 15th Amendment enforceable and effective in the real world.

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