The State of Voting Rights in the U.S.
The ratification of the 19th Amendment led to the single greatest expansion of voting rights in the history of the United States. But in the 100 years since its ratification in 1920, millions of American citizens have faced barriers to the vote. In this series of essays, American Experience, in collaboration with the GroundTruth Project’s Report for America initiative, explores the many ways the fight for voting rights continues today. From overcoming felon disenfranchisement in Connecticut, to exposing gerrymandering in Texas, these On the Ground dispatches highlight how Americans continue working to have a voice in the democratic process.