When was the Black women’s suffrage movement?

What did the voting right Act of 1965 do?

It outlawed the discriminatory voting practices adopted in many southern states after the Civil War, including literacy tests as a prerequisite to voting. … This “act to enforce the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution” was signed into law 95 years after the amendment was ratified.

Where did the Voting Rights Act of 1965 take place?

Civil Rights Movement in Washington D.C. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting.

Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Acronyms (colloquial) VRA
Nicknames Voting Rights Act
Enacted by the 89th United States Congress
Effective August 6, 1965
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