The Voting Rights Act became law on August 6, 1965.
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On August 6th, 1965, the promise of the Nineteenth Amendment finally became a reality for women of color who had been disfranchised by discriminatory voting laws.
To learn when American women across the United States were enfranchised, before or after the Nineteenth Amendment, see When did women in your state get the right to vote?
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