Stamped

by

Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

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Voting Rights Act of 1965 Term Analysis

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 gives the U.S. government the power to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment and stop voting-related racial discrimination. Congress and President Lyndon B. Johnson passed the Voting Rights Act in response to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Kendi and Reynolds consider it the most effective civil rights law ever.
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Voting Rights Act of 1965 Term Timeline in Stamped

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Chapter 21: When Death Comes
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...antiracist.” President Johnson ultimately doubled down on civil rights legislation by passing the remarkably successful Voting Rights Act . (full context)
Chapter 22: Black Power
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Americans responded to the Voting Rights Act with new kinds of racist violence and antiracist rebellion. Black people in Los Angeles’s Watts... (full context)