Civil Rights and Southern Democrats

How did the Voting Rights Act of 1965 change the political landscape in the South?

In an “Inside Media” program held Jan. 17, 2015, in the Newseum’s Knight TV Studio, D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton talked about the impact the landmark legislation had on Southern Democrats 50 years ago and today.

The in-depth story of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the civil rights movement is featured in two Newseum exhibits: “Make Some Noise: Students in the Civil Rights Movement” and “1965: Civil Rights at 50.”



Contributing sponsorship support for “Civil Rights at 50” has been provided by Walmart and Altria Group.

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