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Mass march July 13 at start of NC voting rights trial

"We have a strong case against North Carolina's voting law. Not only is the measure discriminatory, but lawmakers knew it would harm voters of color and passed it anyway."

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Roanoke rally for voting rights planned for June 25

Attendees will rally to defend the right to vote and to support a restoration of the Voting Rights Act.

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Voting summit carries on march for voting rights

As the march from Selma continues, there's a movement to end the most anti-democratic features of election law.

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Today in African-American history: Fifteenth amendment ratified

The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits denying citizens the right to vote based on their "race, color, or previous condition of servitude."

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Voter protection volunteers to monitor polls in voting rights battlegrounds

Voter protection monitors will be in Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin on November 4 to help clear any voting barriers.

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Hearing is last chance to block NC restrictions before 2014 election

"The hearing in North Carolina is one with national implications," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP.

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Missouri Republicans fail to achieve much of their agenda

"Their whole legislative agenda revolves around this one central idea: Weaken unions and increase profits for big corporations."

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Today in women's history: Civil rights leader and suffragist Ida B. Wells died

Wells was an outstanding civil rights activist and journalist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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International Women's Day: Born in the USA

nternational Women's Day, grew from the struggle of working women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote.

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Today in black history: Civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson dies, becomes catalyst for Selma march

Twenty-six year old civil rights protester Jimmie Lee Jackson died this day, Feb. 26, 1965, from gunshot wounds inflicted by Alabama State Trooper after marching in a peaceful protest.

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