voting_rights_actToday is the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Several news stories and commentary offer historical perspective on the legislation that transformed race and politics in America:

The Voting Rights Act at 50: How the Law Came to Be (Maya Rhodan, TIME)

The Voting Rights Act and the Second Redemption (Kermit Roosevelt, Constitution Daily)

Why the Voting Rights Act Matters So Much Today (Stephen Henderson, Detroit Free Press)

This is Why the Voting Rights Act is on Trial in North Carolina (Richard L. Hasen, Washington Post)

Why the Voting Rights Act is Once Again Under Threat (Ari Berman, New York Times)

A Dream Undone (Jim Rutenberg, New York Times Magazine)



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