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Column: Restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Column: Restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965

In above photo: President Lyndon B. Johnson shakes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s hand as he hands him one of the pens used to sign the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Marc

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Commentary: On the 50th anniversary of the voting rights act, Republicans make zero references to voting rights

    Commentary: On the 50th anniversary of the voting rights act, Republicans make  zero references to voting rights

In above photo: Illustration by Ron Rogers for The Chronicle DNC Press, Guest Columnist They are trying to make voting harder for minorities, women, young people, and seniors Tonight (Aug.

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Commentary: A soulful celebration of voting

    Commentary: A soulful celebration of voting

In above photo: Linda Sutton Linda Sutton, Guest Columnist This Thursday, Aug. 6, marks the 50th anniversary of the federal Voting Rights Act. Passed in 1965, this landmark legislation made the

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New documentary highlights Selma high school students’ role in voting rights effort

    New documentary highlights Selma high school students’ role in voting rights effort

In above photo: The crowd at the Hanesbrands Theatre. (Photo by Donna Rogers) The 1965 Voting Rights Act was signed into law on Aug. 6, 1965. The movie “Selma” focuses

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Editorial: 50 years later, Voting Rights Act under attack

    Editorial: 50 years later, Voting Rights Act under attack

Cartoon by Ron Rogers for the Winston-Salem Chronicle 2015 has been a year of milestones, from an African-American president of

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Commentary: Do marches, curfews and home training matter?

    Commentary: Do marches, curfews and home training matter?

In above photo: A young person protests the death of black man in police custody in Baltimore in early May.

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Column: Don’t forget the life and legacy of Malcolm X at 50th memorial

    Column: Don’t forget the life and legacy of Malcolm X at 50th memorial

By Ron Daniels, Guest  Columnist The 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma -to-Montgomery March, and the passage of the historic

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The Dream 50 years later

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the great “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” It was there, at

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Silent march to spotlight threats to voting rights

    Silent march to spotlight threats to voting rights

A number of local organizations are marking the anniversary of Bloody Sunday next month with a silent march. On Sunday,

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Letter to the Editor

    Letter to the Editor

Oppose Voter Id Measure To the Editor: The African American Caucus of the Forsyth County Democratic Party Jacquelyne Barber Branch

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