Group 11-Voting Rights Act of 1965By Ashley Kim, Liv Sangerman, and Catherine Sanchez
Voting Rights Act of 1965 was also caused by the march of selma allowed African Americans to vote and banned literacy tests. Literacy tests were took by African Americans to be allowed to vote, but the test was practically impossible for African Americans so the tests were made sure to not allow African Americans to vote.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was also caused by the March to Selma also known as Bloody Sunday. The protesters were voting rights marchers and, these people were peacefully marching to get voting rights Alabama state troopers severely beat up some protesters while others ran away.
Picture of Martin Luther King jr joining the March From Selma to Montgomery
Timeline of The Voting rights act:
March 7th: The march from Selma to Montgomery took place as a non-violent march.
March 15th: Former President Lyndon B. Johnson says "There is no constitutional issue here. The command of the Constitution is plain. There is no moral issue. It is wrong, deadly wrong, to deny any of your fellow Americans the right to vote in this country."
August 6th: Former President Lyndon B. Johnson signs to make sure the 15th amendment is protected and listened to The fifteenth amendment says that all men no matter color or race have the right to vote,