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Fight to vote: the woman who was key in 'getting us the Voting Rights Act'

Happy Thursday, During the final week of Black History Month, I wanted to continue to look at the people who helped shape the Voting Rights Act,
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Happy Thursday,

During the final week of Black History Month, I wanted to continue to look at the people who helped shape the Voting Rights Act, the powerful 1965 law that offered unprecedented protection for voting rights in America. As the country faces another surge of efforts to make it harder to vote, it’s a reminder of how hard Black Americans had to fight to gain and protect the rights to vote that are in place now.

Last week, Bloody Sunday, the March 1965 protest that led directly to the Voting (later Amelia Boynton Robinson), who had been organizing in Selma for years before Bloody Sunday and was the one who called in King to bring national attention to the voter suppression in the now historic city.

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