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The Voting Rights Act: Past, Present and Future
Last Aired: 10/3/2005

In 1965, thousands of civil rights activists mobilized to protest against literacy tests, poll taxes and other discriminatory practices that had prevented African Americans from voting. This summer in Montgomery, Alabama a number of these activists gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and to remember the struggle that was required to make the country protect this most
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Margot's Farewell
Thanks to all our listeners and guests who, over nine years, helped us begin a national conversation on the powers and limits of government, the relevance of our constitution, and the meaning of democracy. Thanks to Annenberg and NPR and, on a personal note, I also owe a debt to the two people who taught me political theory many years ago: Jack Schaar and Sheldon Wolin. –Margot Adler
 
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