Voting Rights Act


Signing of the Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006

Caption: US President George W. Bush (C) signs H.R. 9, the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006 as members of Congress watch on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, July 27, 2006. The law extends the original Voting Rights Act by 25 years, which opened polls to millions of black Americans by outlawing racist voting practices in the South.

Date Created: 2007-07-27

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Location: Bettman Archive (Corbis)

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