Petitioning to vote

1965

On March 6, 1965, police attacked a peaceful march for voting rights in Selma, Alabama. Sixty African Americans were hospitalized. On March 15 President Johnson called for a new Federal law protecting voters in the South.These African Americans petitioned the Congress to further guarantee their right to vote in the South.

National Archives, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives Used with the permission of the U.S. House of Representatives


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