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        Voting Rights Act (1965) and Resource Materials

        This resource group contains two facsimiles and a transcript of, and a background essay on the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This Act outlawed the discriminatory voting practices adopted in many southern states after the Civil War, enforcing the Fifteenth Amendment 95 years after its passing.

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        Voting Rights Act (1965): Image 1

        This is a facsimile of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

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        Voting Rights Act (1965): Image 2

        This is a facsimile of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

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        Voting Rights Act (1965): Transcript

        This is a transcript of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

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        Voting Rights Act (1965): Background Essay

        This essay provides background and context for the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

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