Black Voters Continue to Face Voter Suppression 155 Years After Juneteenth

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Many of the voter suppression tactics that have resurged across the South since Shelby County v. Holder (2013) – a Supreme Court decision which invalidated a key provision of the Voting Rights Act – can be directly traced to the tactics implemented in the Jim Crow South after the end of Reconstruction. On Juneteenth, which commemorates the freeing of former slaves in Texas over two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, we take a look at the ongoing legacy of voter suppression affecting Black voters in the United States.

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