The Right to Vote, Part 4: The Civil Rights Era to the 2000s

The Right to Vote: Part 4

The Civil Rights Era to the 2000s


Register and Vote flyer memorializing Schwerner, Chaney, and Goodman

How has access to the vote expanded and contracted over the past sixty years?

Scroll through to view the exhibition (above). Recorded readings of select components in the exhibition are available by clicking “unmute background audio” when prompted.

The Right to Vote Resource Suite


Read scholarly perspectives on the history of voting rights through essays geared to high school students

Lesson Plans

Learn how individuals and groups attempted to expand access to the vote in "Taking a Stand for Voting Rights: Six States, Six Stories, One Goal."

Digital Exhibitions

Explore our four-part digital exhibition on the history of voting rights, which includes audiovisual elements and interactive maps