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    Youth Vote and Civic Engagement

    High School and college students talked about their experiences with voting and their thoughts about the democratic process. Barry McNealy of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute led…

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    Voting Rights Then and Now

    Panelists talked about the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its impact on voting rights today. They spoke about the obstacles faced by African Americans in the…

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    Book Discussion on Give Us the Ballot

    Ari Berman talked about his book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, about the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Topics included Supreme Court Chief Justice John…

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    Book Discussion on Give Us the Ballot

    Author Ari Berman talked about his book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, about the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and how the fight for…

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    Criminal Justice and Voting Rights

    Reverend Al Sharpton and other civil rights activists talked about African-American views of the criminal justice system.  “Save Our Cities: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice and…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, calling on Congress to update the law and urging citizens to exercise the…

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    Open Phones on Voting Rights Act 50th Anniversary

    Telephone lines were open for comments after a re-air of remarks President Obama made on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, calling on Congress to update the law and urging…

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    50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

    Hans Von Spakovsky and Nicole Austin-Hillery talked about the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, and its history, impact, and effectiveness. A video clip was shown of President…

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    Voting Rights Act 50th Anniversary

    Panelists talked about the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) made opening remarks on the history of voting rights. The panelists discussed among other…

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    Voter Turnout and Demographics

    Thom File and Philip Bump talked about demographics and voter turnout in congressional and presidential elections since 1978. Viewers were also asked to respond to the question, “Do…

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    President Obama on the Voting Rights Act

    President Obama marked the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, calling on Congress to update the law and urging citizens to exercise the right to vote. The Voting Rights Act was…

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    Voting Rights Act 50th Anniversary Conference Call

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch, presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, and Miami-Dade County, Florida, Mayor Carlos Gimenez (R) participated in a conference call with the press to mark the…

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    50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

    Jordan Fabian was interviewed by phoneabout the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. President Obama was expected to call for its renewal following a Supreme Court decision that…

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    Voting Rights Act of 1965 Speech and Bill Signing

    President Johnson delivered remarks at the U.S. Capitol before signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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    Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Joseph Califano and Kent Germany participated in an American History TV roundtable on the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The program featured White House recordings of President Lyndon Johnson.

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    Voting Rights and the 14th Amendment

    Panelists talked about how the end of the Civil War led to the 14th Amendment, which granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and eventually the 15th…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “How could the voting process be improved?” Lauren Fox spoke by phone about the House and Senate agendas for the…

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    Legal Challenges to State Voting Rights

    Tomas Lopez talked about efforts to roll back Republican-enacted restrictions to voter access in several states. He also discussed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary…

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    Hillary Clinton on Voting Rights

    2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke at Texas Southern University, a historically black college in Houston. In her speech she outlined her proposals for…

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    Representative Hoyer on the Voting Rights Act

    Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke on the House floor about the work Congress needed to do on the Voting Rights Act.

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