Roseville Library marks 50th anniversary of Voting Rights Act

In recognition of a milestone of Civil Rights history, the Roseville Library is sponsoring two programs to mark the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Voting Rights Act.

On Monday, Aug. 3, Sen. John Marty of District 66 will introduct the documentary film “Selma: the Bridge to the Ballot” at 7 p.m. at the library, 2180 N. Hamline Ave.

Historian J.B. Anderson will present “The Road to Legislation” on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 12:30 p.m.

Anderson’s presentation will look at the meaning of this critical milestone in civil rights history and explain the process that led to its passage. Andersen will also share his personal memories of the struggle that preceded its enactment.

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