On this day in 1965: Michigan House delegation unanimously backs Voting Rights Act 

The U.S. House on Aug. 3, 1965, approved the Voting Rights Act. The bipartisan final tally was an empathic 328-74. The spark that made way for the legislation ignited on March 7, 1965, several hundred civil rights protesters attempted to march from Selma, Ala., to the state capital of Montgomery. One of the marchers was … Continue reading On this day in 1965: Michigan House delegation unanimously backs Voting Rights Act