The Importance of the Voting Rights Act to Me
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: Reverend Earl Nance Jr. shares why the Voting Rights Act was such an important piece of legislation.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Civil Rights-37**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Have students discuss Reverend Nance’s assessment of the Voting Rights Act. What elements do students agree with? Disagree with?
  • Have students pair off and debate the question: Is the Voting Rights Act still needed today?


*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.