A Tale of Two Johnsons (and What It Means for Voting Rights)

On September 16, activists from around the country will converge on the Washington Monument to rally in support of, among other things, the embattled right to vote. They will have come 860 weary miles in six weeks—all the way from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. That bridge, where Alabama State Police savagely beat black and white marchers in 1965, was the birthplace of the Voting Rights Act and the political revolution it sparked around the South. Read more…