(the) Voting Rights Act of 1965

(the) Voting Rights Act of 1965
the Voting Rights Act of 1965 [the Voting Rights Act of 1965]
a US law passed during the ↑civil rights movement, signed by President Johnson. It made illegal a number of restrictions that had been used, mostly in the South, to keep ↑African Americans from voting. These restrictions included a test of people’s ability to read and write.

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