President Lyndon Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act on August 6, 1965.

Voting Rights/The Vote

As more people of color get the opportunity to participate in the democratic process, they have to contend with voter suppression and laws that take away their right to vote.

TypeTitleNotesDescriptionCategory
ArticleFive Truths About Voter SuppressionFive Truths About Voter SuppressionVoting Rights/the Vote
VideoDifference between Democrat and RepublicanDifference between Democrat and RepublicanVoting Rights/the Vote
VideoCopies of this film can be borrowed from YCCS.The Best Democracy Money Can Buy-Voter Suppression in the 2016 election.Voting Rights/the Vote
VideoDemocracy Is In Your HandsDemocracy Is In Your Hands | Ben & Jerry'sVoting Rights/the Vote
VideoDaily Show "2017 Alabama Senate Race"Daily Show "2017 Alabama Senate Race"Voting Rights/the Vote
VideoJose's StoryJose's StoryVoting Rights/the Vote
LessonVoter fraud or voter suppressionCritics charge that the real goal of a new federal commission to investigate voter fraud is to justify efforts to make it more difficult for people of color to vote. Students learn about and discuss the controversy.Voting Rights/the Vote
VideoAlabama Senator Candidates PoliciesAlabama Senator Candidates Policies Voting Rights/the Vote
Article10 Dirty Ways to Swing an Election10 Dirty Ways to Swing an ElectionVoting Rights/the Vote
Lesson UnitExpanding Voting RightsExpanding Voting Rights is a series of five lessons: Lesson 1 The Early Republic
Lesson 2 African Americans Face and Fight Obstacles to Voting.
Lesson 3 The Voting Rights Act, 1965 and beyond
Lesson 4 Women’s Suffrage
Lesson 5 The 26th Amendment
Voting Rights/the Vote
VideoNatalie's StoryNatalie's StoryVoting Rights/the Vote
LessonUse or Lose ItStudents recognize the fragile nature of the right to vote and acknowledge the need to protect that right.Voting Rights/the Vote
LessonTo Vote or Not to Vote – Lesson PlanTo Vote or Not to Vote – Lesson PlanVoting Rights/the Vote
ArticleTrump Campaign and Voter SuppressionTrump Campaign and Voter SuppressionVoting Rights/the Vote
LessonStudent VoicesUnit plan with lessons around youth votingVoting Rights/the Vote
ReadingVoter Suppression: StudentsVoter Suppression: StudentsVoting Rights/the Vote
VideoWhy VoteWhy VoteVoting Rights/the Vote
LessonVoter fraud or voter suppressionCritics charge that the real goal of a new federal commission to investigate voter fraud is to justify efforts to make it more difficult for people of color to vote. Students learn about and discuss the controversy.Voting Rights/the Vote