What voter suppression looks like today — 55 years after Voting Rights Act was signed into law

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A sign at a voting center during the 2020 primary election in Culver City, California. Photo by Amy Ta/KCRW

Fifty-five years ago today, a historic piece of federal legislation was signed into law: The Voting Rights Act. It prohibited racial discrimination in voting, and banned things like poll taxes and literacy tests. But decades later, Americans are facing new challenges heading into the November election. 

Credits

Guest:
Nancy Abudu - American Civil Liberties Union - @nabudu

Host:
Jonathan Bastian

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin