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Federal courts rules Texas gerrymandering unconstitutional

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A panel of federal judges in Texas ordered the state to redraw its congressional district map because it discriminates against Hispanic voters. Continue reading

From Selma to Montgomery: An Introduction to the 1965 Marches – Lesson Plan

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Students will learn about the 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery during the Civil Rights Movement. They will examine the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and watch clips from the movie Selma. Most importantly, students will think critically about sources of information. Continue reading

How have voting rights changed in the past 50 years?

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The 50th anniversary of the marches for voting rights in Selma, Alabama, brought a new focus to the relationship between race and voting today. Continue reading

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