1965 Voting Rights Act was the foremost event in the history. This research report includes various aspects made by black people in order to get their rights and freedom. In addition, it is also about the people who were in the Voting Rights Act and their struggles to get right to vote. Black people finally were successful in all their efforts and won their battle. .
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibits discrimination of the black people in voting practices. The black people were not allowed to vote because of their race and colour. However, the act prohibited literacy tests and poll taxes that had been used to avoid blacks from voting. In 1963, civil rights activists began an effort to register black voters in Dallas Country, Alabama. While many possible voters went to the registrar's office in courthouse in Selma during 1963 and 1964, but they were unable to registered for the vote. Voter registration drives met with harassment and cruel. In January and February 1965, protests were held in Selma to bring notice to this violation of rights. The protests were met by violence by Sheriff James Clark and his deputies. .
In addition to the Voting Rights Act a campaign was started in Selma, Alabama in the same year 1965. In the first three months local residents and visiting volunteers maintained a series of marches calling for an equal rights to vote. Unfortunately, they went through imprisonment. In March 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr., led a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to perform the voting issue. Two days later, the president Lyndon B. Johnson sent the voting rights bill to congress. .
The declaration, signed into law on August 6, 1965. After this, literacy tests or any other manner of voting restrictions were not allowed and the legal representative general received power to run federal elections to promise justice. The end of 1965 had registered a quarter of a million new black voters, one-third by federal examiners.