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I’m looking forward to a beach day later this week . Although I live close to the Pacific, I usually only do one chair-in-the-sand-beach-blanket kind of day. Hope you’re enjoying your summer and managing to stay cool!
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Voting Rights Act of 1965 Printable(** for Premium Members only)
On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. Its purpose was to remove legal barriers at the state and municipal levels that prevented Black Americans from voting. Then in 2013, key aspects of the law were struck down by the Supreme Court. Learn more about the original law and how its enforcement has changed through the years with these sites.
History: Voting Rights Act
“After the U.S. Civil War (1861- 65), the 15th Amendment, ratified in 1870, prohibited states from denying a male citizen the right to vote based on ‘race, color or previous condition of servitude.’ Nevertheless, in the ensuing decades, various discriminatory practices were used to prevent African Americans, particularly those in the South, from exercising their right to vote.” Visit History for an overview of the Voting Rights Act explained with videos, articles and speeches.
New York Times: Between the Lines of the Voting Rights Act Opinion
This interactive special from the New York Times explains the 2013 Supreme Court decision that held part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. “The decision in Shelby County v. Holder revolves around Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which establishes a ‘coverage formula’ to determine which states and local governments fall under Section 5, and therefore need to get approval before changing their voting laws.” Suitable for high-school students and future lawyers.
Oyez: Shelby County v Holder
“Does the renewal of Section 5 of the Voter Rights Act under the constraints of Section 4(b) exceed Congress’ authority under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, and therefore violate the Tenth Amendment and Article Four of the Constitution?”
Oyez is a project of Cornell’s Legal Information Institute and Chicago-Kent College of Law devoted to demystifying the work of the U.S. Supreme Court. This page explains the 2013 case that struck down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Visit to learn more about both the majority and minority opinion.
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Voting Rights Act of 1965 Printable
Voting Rights Act of 1965 Wikipedia Printable
Martin Luther King, Jr. Printable
Rosa Parks Printable
Black History Month Printable
Freedom Riders Printable
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Quote of the Week
“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” ~~ Elie Wiesel ~~ (1928- 2016) was a Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor. Click this link to check out more quotes from Elie Wiesel.
Surfing the Calendar
Fellowship of the Ring Published Jul 29, 1954
J.K. Rowling’s Birthday Jul 31, 1965
Harry Potter’s Birthday Jul 31, 1980
National Inventor’s Month August
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month August
William Clark’s Birthday Aug 1, 1770
Francis Scott Key’s Birthday Aug 1, 1779
First US Census Aug 1, 1790
Emancipation of 500 Aug 1, 1791
U.S. Purchases Alaska From Russia for $7.2 Million Dollars Aug 1, 1868
Anne Frank’s Last Diary Entry Aug 1, 1944
Declaration of Independence Signed Aug 2, 1776
Albert Einstein’s Atomic Bomb Letter to President Franklin Roosevelt Aug 2, 1939
Columbus Sails for New World Aug 3, 1492
President Harry Truman Signs Act of Congress Designating June 14 National Flag Day Aug 3, 1949