Equal voting rights in the US - EXPeditions

Equal voting rights in the US

by Van Gosse
  • Key point 1
    Until the Voting Rights Act in 1965, the American South was an apartheid state. Black people were not citizens.
  • Key point 2
    After 1965, very rapidly, the notion of black power grew and took on force. Black men and women began running for offices.
  • Key point 3
    Now, 56 years later, there are tens of thousands of black elected officials. However, on the terms understood in the rest of the world, the US is not a true democracy.