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Constitution Day 2015: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its Current Implications – Afternoon Program

HEC-TV Live!, in partnership with the Missouri Bar, celebrates Constitution Day by taking an in depth look into what it took to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Act’s on-going impacts, and voting …

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am