voting rights

INSTITUTE INDEX: The fight to restore the Voting Rights Act

March 20, 2015 - Passed after the infamous "Bloody Sunday" attack on civil rights protesters in Alabama in 1965, the Voting Rights Act successfully blocked hundreds of potentially discriminatory election changes -- until the Supreme Court struck down a key provision in 2013. There's an effort underway in Congress to fix the hobbled law, but what are its chances of passing?

From Selma to sorrow

March 9, 2015 - Viola Liuzzo died for her convictions in the 1960s freedom movement, and is the only white woman honored on the Civil Rights Memorial. But few know her story -- and why authorities conspired to keep her from being known as a hero.

When will Southern states become majority-minority?

March 6, 2015 - A recent report called "States of Change" produced by three national think tanks outlines 10 trends that will re-shape the American electorate, including a rise in the number of states that are majority-minority. Is your state one of the 22 expected to hit that milestone by 2060?