The Power and Right of African Americans to Vote | History of SC Slide Collection

The power and right of African-Americans to vote, guaranteed by the Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, has been a major driving force behind many of the economic, political, and educational gains made by the African-American community in recent years. Here, a long line of African-American and white voters wait in line in Columbia to vote. November 4, 1980, photo by Steve Hunt.

Courtesy of "The State" newspaper.