Voting Rights – The March @50; Episode 2

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“THE MARCH @50 is a web series by filmmaker Shukree Tilghman that takes a contemporary look at the legacy of the March on Washington, one of the most important social demonstrations of the 20th century, and the delivery of its promises. Premiered August 26, 2013.” There are five episodes (Jobs, Voting Rights, Still Segregated, Freedom, The March Forward).

Voting Rights – The March @50; Episode 2 video (9:05):

“The Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder shook the Voting Rights Act to the core. Shukree sits down with Edward Blum, whose firm provided counsel to plaintiffs in the Shelby County case, and Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, to determine the reasons behind this turning point case and what it means for the future of voting in America.”


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