CIVIL RIGHTS and VOTING RIGHTS

Decades of suffrage in Orange County and throughout the South led to the passage of the 1965 Voter Rights Act, and restored the right to vote to African-Americans, first provided by the 15th Amendment to the US Constitution in 1870. Through the power of the vote, people of color have proclaimed their freedom, and they have won elections to public office to protect the freedom of all.

Hassie Gattis

Hassie Gattis

Thomas Shanklin

T. Shanklin

Melvin Beasley

Melvin Beasley

Renee - zip Faye-18

Dr. Johnson

Belton Edwards

B. Edwards

Whitted

R. E. Whitted

Stanback

Leon Stanback

King

Rev. Dr. M. L. King, Jr.

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