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Living History: Voting Rights Act of 1965 and It's Impact on Today


Thursday, October 29, 2020



Living History: Voting Rights Act of 1965 and It's Impact on Today

The passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 did little in some parts of the country to ensure African Americans the basic right to vote. Hear firsthand accounts of what it was like for them to attempt to vote during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Also, learn about the Selma to Montgomery marches that led to the infamous "Bloody Sunday" violent confrontation which galvanized public opinion and mobilized Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

This virtual event will include the speakers Willie Mae Wright, a Waterloo civil rights icon and member of the League of Women Voters and Larry Stumme, Pastor at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls and survivor of the March 7, 1965 "Bloody Sunday" incident.

Open to the public.

Hosted by the Hawkeye Community College Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Join via Zoom


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