50 years after Voting Rights Act, black churches fighting voting restrictions

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President Lydon B. Johnson and Martin Luther King Jr. shake hands at the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

President Lydon B. Johnson and Martin Luther King Jr. shake hands at the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

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(RNS) Fifty years ago, Lyndon B. Johnson signed the landmark Voting Rights Act. Religious and civic groups are now fighting to restore its key provisions.