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March 08, 2019

It rained on marchers from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, and it rained on them again last weekend as they commemorated the day when police beat civil rights marchers so badly that the date became known the nation over as Bloody Sunday.

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September 17, 2018

The SPLC and Rock the Vote – a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to building the political power of young people – today launched a class designed to teach high school students the importance of voting.

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March 27, 2018

More than a century ago, Mississippi adopted a state constitution that was specifically intended to prevent freed slaves and their descendants from gaining political influence, in part by blocking their access to the ballot box. Today, a provision of that 1890 constitution – a lifetime voting...

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