Voting Rights History Made On This Date

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Lyndon_Johnson_signing_Civil_Rights_Act,_July_2,_1964 Cecil Stoughton, White House Press Office (WHPO)

On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. The act outlawed discriminatory voting practices adopted in many southern states after the Civil War, including literacy tests as a prerequisite to voting. The law had an immediate impact. By the end of 1965, a quarter of a million new black voters had been registered to vote. 

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