Fulfilling the Promise of the Voting Rights Act: Justice For All
In 2015, we commemorate the civil rights movement’s sacrifices in making the right to vote a centerpiece of its demands. Leaders of this movement successfully fought disenfranchisement with protests, lawsuits and legislation. Dr. Mary Frances Berry, a civil rights veteran, encourages audiences to learn from the past as we move towards the future. She suggests that winning the current fight against voter identification laws and other forms of voter suppression, including the Supreme Court decisions gutting the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and campaign finance laws, is crucial.
Berry is writing a new book on how voter suppression and fraud in national, state and local campaigns influence the results. She explains how such goals as Medicaid expansion, fairness in sentencing, equitable education funding and fair and effective policing will remain elusive until we increase political participation and fairly enforce the voting rights laws.
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Achieving Justice & Opportunity in the Post-Obama ERA: Power, Legalities & Realities
The Emancipation Proclamation & the Civil Rights Movement: Making Social Change Necessary
Causes & Consequences of the New Migration: How the Civil Rights Movement Changed the South & America
Advancing Human Rights in the Post-Obama Era: Race, Sex & Legalities
The Meaning of Diversity in the Post-Obama Era
The Judicial Vacancy Crisis & Achieving Human Rights for All
School Reform: Successes & Failures
Suppressing the Vote: From Bush v. Gore to the Obama Era