African Americans: Present
August 6th, 2015 marked the 50th Anniversary of one of the most important milestones of the Civil Rights Movement: The Voting Rights Act of 1965. Yet, despite that victory and the progress it brought, America is still far from equal.
Today, African Americans face direct and indirect barriers to civic participation and representation. Those challenges are a continuation of history; the American system of white supremacy intentionally created structures that prevented social, economic and political equality.
Out of necessity, the modern Civil Rights Movement lives on and is challenging the status quo and changing the conversation.