Finding Material on the 1965 Voting Rights Act

On June 25th,2013 the US Supreme Court handed down a decision  (Shelby County v. Holder) to upend Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. You can access resources pertaining to the VRA  via the Chesnutt Library Online Catalog, as well as through our Articles and Databases.

Below is a selected list of  material on the Voting Rights Act and the South, as well as the U.S. Supreme:

Quiet revolution in the South: The Impact of the Voting Rights Act, 1965-1990 Chandler Davidson and Bernard Grofman JK1929.A2 Q54 1994 (FSU Main Stacks)
After the Dream: Black and White Southerners Since 1965 Timothy J. Minchin and John A. Salmond E185.61 .M655 2011  (FSU Main Stacks)
The Black Urban Community: From Dusk till Dawn Gayle T. Tate and Lewis A. Randolph E185.86 .B537 2006  (FSU Main Stacks)
The Bench and the Ballot: Southern Federal Judges and Black Voters Charles V. Hamilton KF4893 .H34(FSU Main Stacks)
Defying disfranchisement: Black Voting Rights Activism in the Jim Crow South, 1890-1908 R. Volney Riser eBook
Protest at Selma: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 David J. Garrow JK1929.A2 G37  (FSU Main Stacks)
Voter Registration in the South: Summer, 1966 Voter Education Project, Southern Regional Council JK2160 .S68 1966  (FSU Archives)
The Voting rights Act: Securing the Ballot Richard M. Valelly JK1924 .V68 2006  (FSU Main Stacks)
A Citizen’s Guide to Understanding the Voting Rights Act United States Commission on Civil Rights CR 1.10:84 (FSU US Documents-Micro)
The Supreme Court and Elections: Into the Political Thicket Charles L. Zelden KF4886 .Z45 2010  (FSU Main Stacks)
Illustrated Great Decisions of the Supreme Court Tony Mauro KF4549 .M334 2006  (FSU Reference)
The Rise of Guardian Democracy: The Supreme Court’s Role in Voting Rights Disputes, 1845-1969 Ward E. Y. Elliott KF4891 .E43 (FSU Main Stacks)

 

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