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Thwarting Democracy, the Battle for Voting Rights (Encore)

Thwarting DemocracySince the 2013 Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act, many states have pushed changes to voter laws that raise disturbing connections to the past. On this week’s show, we’ll hear about hard fought battles for voting rights and the implications of new laws.

Reverend Tyrone Edwards,
civil rights historian in Plaquemines Parish Louisiana; Tyrone Brooks, Georgia State Representative; Clifford Kuhn, Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; JT Johnson, civil rights organizer; Allen Secher, rabbi; Jerel James and Tamia Adkinson, docents at Civil Rights Museum of St. AugustineAugust Tinson, testified in U.S. vs Fox (1962); Gary May, professor of history at the University of Delaware and the author of Bending Towards Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy.

For More information:
Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy By Gary May

 Civil Rights Library of St. Augustine

Civil Rights Museum of St. Augustine

 The Formula Behind the Voting Rights Act New York Times

Southern Poverty Law Center

Department of Justice

NY Times:
Tracking changes of voting law changes

ProPublica Civil Rights timeline

Voting Rights Act timeline

Movement Music
Freedom Songs: Selma, Alabama

Lyrics of the Freedom Songs

Articles, reports, etc.
Court Decisions on Voting Rules Sow Confusion in state Races New York Times

Issues Related to State Voter Identification Laws U.S. Government Accountability Office

 United States v. Fox, 211 F. Supp. 25 (E.D. La. 1962) District Court, E.D. Louisiana.

FBI Re-Examines 1946 Lynching Case

Remembering A Civil Rights Swim-In: It was A Milestone’

Lyndon B. Johnson speech Before Congress on Voting Rights (March 15, 1965)

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