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Signing the Voting Rights Act, August 6, 1965

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Title:Signing the Voting Rights Act, August 6, 1965
Date:1965 Aug. 16

Page from U.S. News and World Report showing President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The article includes commentary about the implications of the new law's enaction and enforcement.

Exhibited: African-American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, Library of Congress, 1998.

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Types:Articles | Text
Subjects:Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 | Suffrage--United States | Voting--United States | African Americans--Civil rights | Civil rights--United States | Signing ceremonies--Washington (D.C.) | Presidents--United States--Racial attitudes | United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965 | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871
Collection:African American Odyssey
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division
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Copyright, August 16, 1965, U.S. News and World Report

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