An excerpt from a 2014 US Senate hearing on the Voting Rights Amendment Act.
In a statement before a US Senate committee, Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, State President of the Georgia NAACP, reflects on Shelby v. Holder and describes the challenges still faced by African Americans in his state. In Shelby v Holder, the US Supreme Court ruled that section 4b of the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional, which severely limited the federal government’s oversight of voting and electoral processes and sent much of this power back to the states. Dr. Johnson reflects on this case’s impact in his community as well as in his own life. This source includes many similar testimonials.