1965

  • July 5, 2013  

    Without Section 4, will what remains of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 be enough to protect the interests of minority voters? Ray Suarez discusses the practical effects of the Supreme Court decision with Nina Perales of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and James Burling of the Pacific Legal Foundation. Continue reading

  • November 9, 2012  

    In other news Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear a constitutional challenge to part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The law as it stands now, requires all or parts of 16 states with a history of racial discrimination to get federal approval for changes to election rules or districts. Continue reading

  • July 17, 2012  

    A New Jersey woman thinks she’s found the famous Fender Stratocaster that drew boos when Bob Dylan plugged in at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. The singer disputes that claim. Jeffrey Brown interviews the host of PBS’ History Detectives, which featured the story on its season premiere. Continue reading

  • June 29, 2006  

    House Republicans decided to delay a renewal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The act, which will expire at the end of 2007, was approved during the civil rights movement to ensure that Americans were not discriminated at the polls. Continue reading