David Goodman, AGF President, traveled to Selma, Alabama on the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” to participate in the Bipartisan Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage sponsored by the Faith and Politics Institute. The trip commemorated the famous civil rights march that led to the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Here is a recap of David's journey.
Fifty years after Freedom Summer, the fundamental right to vote is once again under attack. Last year’s Supreme Court ruling in Shelby County v. Holder gutted the federal enforcement mechanisms in the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act, which have helped protect voters from discrimination for the past five decades. Already, a flood of state- and local-level schemes are making it harder for communities of color, women, first-time voters, the elderly and the poor to vote. Join the movement and take action to restore the right to vote for all.
Spies of Mississippi tells the story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation and maintain “the Mississippi way of life,” white supremacy, during the 1950s and ‘60s. The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission (MSSC) evolved from a predominantly public relations agency to a full-fledged spy operation, spying on over 87,000 Americans over the course of a decade.
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