The Voting Rights Act – 50 Years Later

The passage of the Voting Rights Act is one of the signature moments of the Civil Right movement. Fifty years later, though, new voting restrictions are making it difficult for some Americans to cast their ballots. This hour, we’ll talk about the struggle to pass the act – and how revisions to the law could affect the 2016 presidential election – with Ari Berman, author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).