The U.S. Supreme Court in June struck down a key part of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. In the first of his three-part illustrated series on voting rights in America, comic journalist Andy Warner tells the story of the Voting Rights Act. Scroll through the slideshow or read it as a single image graphic below.
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1 & 2: The Voting Rights Act: A Brief History
3: Supreme Court decision in Shelby v. Holder
– Voting Rights Act text
Impact of VRA on southern states(http://www.socsci.uci.edu/~bgrofman/40%20Grofman-Handley-Impact%20of%20VRA%20on%20representation.pdf)
– Garrow, David J.
Protest at Selma: Martin Luther King and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Binghamton, NY: Yale University, 1978
Andy Warner’s comic journalism has been published by Symbolia, Slate,
popsci.com, American Public Media, Campus Progress and more. You can see more of his work at: andywarnercomics.com and andywarnercomics.tumblr.com.