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August 6, 2021
All Day
Irving, TX 75060
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Voting Rights Act Anniversary

Friday, August 6, 2021

Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, with Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders present at the ceremony. The law aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote as guaranteed under the 15 Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Voting Rights Act is considered one of the most far-reaching pieces of civil rights legislation in U.S.