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Voices of Civil Rights Documentary to be Screened; Voting Rights Act Supported for Renewal

The Fine Arts Theatre in Los Angeles will screen Voices of Civil Rights, a documentary by Jeffrey Tuchman, on July 15 at 7:00 PM; tickets are $7.00. The film follows a group of journalists on a 70-day bus ride through country, interviewing people about the civil rights movement. The stories that the journalists collected are now archived at the Library of Congress. The documentary will also air Saturday, February 12 at 8:00 PM on the History Channel.

The House voted yesterday to renew the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which prevented votes from having to pay or take tests in order to qualify to vote. You can learn more about the Voting Rights Act from the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Right Division website.