The Civil Rights Revolution: Interpreting Statistics

by Steven Mintz

African American Voting Registrations

Questions to Think About

  1. What difference did the Voting Rights Act make in black voter participation?
  2. In which states was the impact greatest?

Questions to Think About

  1. Compare black and white income distributions and educational attainment over time.
  2. Which changes offer evidence of improvement? Which statistics indicate little improvement?

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Discussion

Wish you had presented the same data for other regions so that students could draw comparisons with their own states (California in my student's case)


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