Celebrating 50 Years of Voting Rights

The public is invited to attend a special reception and presentation in celebration of the Voting Rights Act. Signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965, the legislation aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented black Americans from exercising their right to vote under the 15th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.

Floridians benefited from the act significantly. As part of the anniversary celebration, local leaders will recognize 14 distinguished black women who blazed new trails on the First Coast.

Sponsors include The Art Institute of Jacksonville; Hester Group; Jacksonville Transportation Authority; and Wealth Watchers, Inc., Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville Public Library is committed to making its programs accessible to all persons. If you need special accommodations, please call 630-2665 (TTY 630-1999) at least 72 hours prior to the event. 

August 06, 2015 at 4pm - 6pm
Main Library
303 Laura St N
Conference Center
Jacksonville, FL 32202
United States
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Jacksonville Public Library · · 904-630-7460

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  • Roberta Nord
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  • Roberta Nord
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