voting rights act
October 2, 2015 -
A campaign is underway to pressure Congress to pass a law restoring a key civil rights law gutted by the Supreme Court two years ago. Citizens recently marched thousands of miles to press their case with elected officials in Washington, with one march leader giving the last days of his life to the cause.
August 7, 2015 -
The notion that the Confederacy represents white North Carolina's heritage is not historical but instead political.
August 7, 2015 -
Fifty years after President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, African Americans still face voter suppression and other forms of discrimination. The NAACP and allies are marching through the South for 46 days to demand voter protections and other civil rights.
August 5, 2015 -
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a federal appeals court handed down a decision against Texas voter ID requirements that shows why the landmark civil rights law is still needed.
July 24, 2015 -
This week during the federal trial over North Carolina's restrictive voting law, the state elections chief testified that more than 96,000 citizens would have been blocked from voting in 2012 if the law had been in place then. Meanwhile, another expert testified that there had been a total of two cases of voter fraud in the state from 2000 to 2014.
July 17, 2015 -
A new report examines the well-being of state democracies and finds that seven of the nation's 10 least healthy are in the South. We take a look at barriers to voting across the region.
July 16, 2015 -
In the wake of the Supreme Court decision gutting the Voting Rights Act, a push is on for federal legislation to restore key provisions of the landmark civil rights law.