VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965
Things were changing but there was still segregation in the southern states. African Americans knew they were not considered equal and this was a problem. Freedom Summer was a non violent movement that helped greatly in the cause for equality. Thanks to Dr. MLK Jr., and all the activists protests for change, the Voting Rights Act was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965.
Things were changing. But there was still segregation.
In 1964, Freedom Summer began, it was a movement to sign up African American Voters.
Victory! President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 made a very big contribution to the civil rights movement.
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