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. 

  • Article: This story gives a timeline of voter suppression in the United States from the Civil War to the present.

  • Video: This eight-minute NBC News report titled "The Fight to Vote" focuses on the history of Black voter suppression -- and includes the 2020 election.


  • More: How well would you do on a voting literacy test? This article provides samples. (Spoiler: Even law professors failed.)

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