"The Most Powerful and Precious Right"

A Voting Rights Photo Book

Why did John F. Kennedy describe voting as “the most powerful and precious right”? What happens when people are denied the right to vote? Learn about the barriers to voting faced by African Americans and other groups of people in American history and in current times. Use this Voting Rights Photo Book to examine historical evidence housed in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Archives and in other collections. Discover how everyday citizens, organizers, and elected officials took great risks to protect this most powerful and precious right.

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