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Voting Rights Act of 1965 signed into law...

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August 12, 1965

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, Aug. 12, 1965

* Voting Rights Act of 1965 signed into law
* Civil Rights Movement - racial discrimination
* President Lyndon B. Johnson - editorial

Page 9 has a editorial by Howard Moody headed: "The Challenge: A Bill Comes Due" with lead-in: "The Press of Freedom" (see images) Johnson signed the act just a few days earlier. Being a weekly publication here, this is the first report on the newly enacted law.
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Complete with 24 pages, tabloid-size, one crease across the center, nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive. Rare as such.

Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.

Category: The 20th Century