Over 55 years ago, President Lyndon B Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into Law. The landmark legislation which was passed directly due to efforts at the 1965 Selma Voting Rights Demonstrations overturned discriminatory policies that disenfranchised black voters since the end of the civil war. After the Voting Rights Act was passed Black Voter Registration increased dramatically. But today, the legacy of the Voting Rights Act and Selma Demonstrations are in danger as over 30 states and counting continue to pass voter ID legislation.
This documentary provides an overview of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and highlights the urgency of section 5 getting nullified. It features unique perspectives from those involved in the Selma-Montgomery Marches, university professors, and experts on the issue.