African-American voting patterns in urban Georgia, pre and post passage of the Voting Rights Act
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The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is thought to have had a large impact on African-Americans and their voting patterns. This paper examines the impact of the Act on the African-American voters during the presidential elections from 1952 until 1972 in five urban Georgia counties: Bibb, Clarke, Fulton, Muscogee, and Richmond counties. The Voting Rights Act should have a large impact upon the voting outcomes of the counties as more African-Americans become enfranchised and further exercise their right to vote.