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Voting Rights Act OF 1965 and Its Amendments 79 Stat. 437 (1965)
The Voting Rights Act (VRA) has been used primarily for two purposes: to guarantee African American voters in the South equal access to the ballot; and to enable racial minorities—especially blacks and Hispanics—to achieve political REPRESENTATION through electing their preferred candidates. Because the first purpose was more quickly achieved, BALLOT ACCESS is called the act's first-generation effect, and representation, the second-generation effect. Read More.
Black History Month 2020: African Americans and the Right to Vote
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