Voting Rights Act of 1965
Professors Julian Zelizer and Orville Vernon Burton talked about the factors that led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and challenges to voter’s rights after the Supreme Court invalidated part of the act in 2013.
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Vernon Burton Professor Clemson University->History Department
Dane Kennedy Director National History Center
Julian E. Zelizer Professor Princeton University->History and Public Affairs
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