National attention has been focused on North Carolina during the federal voting rights trial going on in Winston-Salem. Closing arguments began today.
For those who may have missed it, Council Executive Director Jennifer Copeland offered a powerful statement during a pre-trial press conference on why people of faith care about voting rights.
And this week, “The New York Times Magazine” offered an extensive article about the persistent attack on minority voting rights that has endured in this country since Reconstruction.
Of the ruling that will come from this summer’s trial, the magazine said:
The decision, which is expected later this year, could determine whether the civil rights movement’s signature achievement is still justified 50 years after its signing, or if the movement itself is finished.