For Educators: Voting Rights Act of 1965

Unit Resources

Avoice Exhibit

Visit the Avoice exhibit on the Voting Rights Act.


Voting Rights Act Timeline



Chafe, William H. Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South. The New Press, New York. 2001

Marable, Manning, Leith Muelings. Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Voices of Resistance, Reform, and Renewal: An African American Anthology. Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, Maryland. 2003

Pauley, Garth. Lyndon B. Johnson's American Promise: The 1965 Voting Rights Act. Palgrave MacMillan, New York. 1995

Taylor, William. Voting Rights in America: Continuing the Quest for Full Participation. University of Illinois Press, Champaign, IL. 1992


Aretha, David. Selma and the Voting Rights Act, Civil Rights Movement Series. Morgan Reynolds Publishing, Greensboro, North Carolina. 2007

Colman, Penny. Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for the Vote. Millbrook Press, Brookfield, Connecticut. 1993

Harvey, Miles, Women's Voting Rights: Story of 19th Amendment. The Children's Press, San Francisco, California. 1998

Letwin, Laura. Fannie Lou Hamer: Fighting for the Right to Vote. Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. 2002

Lusane, Clarence. No Easy Victories: Black Americans and the Vote. Franklin Watts Publisher, London, United Kingdom. 1996

Scott, John H. with Cleo Scott Brown. Witness to the Truth: My Struggle for Human Rights in Louisiana. University of South Carolina Press, Columbia. 2003

Scriabine, Christine. Black Voting Rights: The Fight for Equality. Jackdaw Publishers, Amawalk, New York. 1992 (Out-of-Print, must obtain from local library)

Web Resources

Avoice: African American Voice in Congress

Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF)

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

The Library of Congress

The National Archives

The National Park Service: Teaching with Historic Places
The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March: Shaking the Conscience of the Nation

additional information and links.