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Dec 28

The promise of a right to vote, 54 years later

A special moment Dora Baines, San Luis Obispo, registers to vote in the San Luis Obispo County clerk's office, a big moment in her life after being denied this right for more than 35 years in Mississippi.

February 10, 1965 We set the fireworks off on July 4th celebrating a unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America. The second sentence is the one quoted most often. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, …

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