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|reganellis at Apr 16, 2020 02:50 PM|
The increase of black participation has brought the dawning
It is clear that the Voting Rights Act and efforts to increase
Black voter registration is up from 1965, but
The increase of black participation has brought the dawing of a new day for southern politics. Many white officials in this region owe their positions as governors, state legislators, mayors, and other offices to the recently-registered black electorate. Demagogues of the past are now trying hard to acquire a new public image because they recognize the potential of the minority vote. /P3
It is clear that the Voting Rights Act and efforts to increase minority political participation have had a measure of success, but there remains, in 1975, perhaps a greater need than ever to insure permanent protection of minority voting rights.
Black voter registration is up from 1965, but, there are still more than two and one-half million blacks yet unregistered in the 11 sourthern states.