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Forty Years of the Voting Rights Act

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Forty Years of the Voting Rights Act

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Forty Years of the Voting Rights Act

Forty Years of the Voting Rights Act

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Forty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson vowed to end the Jim Crow machinery that kept African Americans away from the polls. Join Neal Conan and guests for stories of the Voting Rights Act.

Guests:

Ronald Walters, professor of government and politics and director of the African American Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland; author of Freedom is Not Enough: Black Voters, Black Candidates and American Presidential

Clayborne Carson, professor of history at Stanford University; director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project

Donovan Slack, Boston Globe reporter

Abigail Thernstrom, cice chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

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