How would you do on a voting literacy test?
Day 15, May 5: History of Voter Suppression
People of color have always been excluded from the ballot box. When they were finally given the right to vote, there were still laws in place that prevented them from being able to cast their ballots.
Today's email examines the history of voter suppression and how some issues are still relevant today.
gives a timeline of voter suppression in the United States from the Civil War to the present.
This eight-minute NBC News report titled
"The Fight to Vote"
focuses on the history of Black voter suppression -- and includes the 2020 election.
Learn more about the
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
and their voting rights work.
How well would you do on a voting literacy test? This
provides samples. (Spoiler: Even law professors failed.)
We invite you to download and print our
21-Day Reflection Journal
and capture your reflections after each challenge. Feel free to encourage your friends and family to join in this challenge by signing up at
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