Thursday, August 6, 2015

50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the ‪#‎VotingRightsAct‬. Theresa Burroughs came of voting age during the Jim Crow Era, the board of registrars at Alabama's Hale County Courthouse prevented African Americans from registering to vote. Determined to practice her civil right Theresa remembers venturing to the courthouse on the first and third Monday of each month. Today, watch StoryCorps' astounding ‪#‎AnimatedShort‬ A MORE PERFECT UNION.