Grants African American men the right to vote
Was Ratified on February 3, 1870.
The Voting RIghts Act of 1965
The Voting Rights Act was signed into law by Pres. Lyndon Johnson. This act aimed to overcome legal barriers that denied African-Americans their right to vote under the 15th Amendment. It secured voting rights for racial minorities throughout the U.S., especially in the South. It is considered to be the ¨most effective piece of civil rights legislation ever enacted in the country".