BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT #13
Did you know that even after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, Dr. Martin Luther King continued to fight for equal voting rights?
The Civil Rights Act made it illegal to treat people differently because of the color of their skin, but there were still voting laws that made it difficult for black people to vote.
Dr. King and others used non-violent protests, walks and speeches to fight against these unfair voting laws. In 1965 the Voting Rights Act was passed, which outlawed unfair voting practices.
Dr. King’s and other protestors’ non-violent actions contributed to the passing of the Voting Rights Act.
Source: Library of Congress