Voting registration drive locations across Houston

In this Aug. 6, 1965, photo, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a ceremony in the President's Room near the Senate Chambers on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo)

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, and to celebrate, there is a big voter registration driver take place at locations all across Houston.

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the act in 1965. It effectively stopped the requirement of literacy tests in order to vote.

"It is wrong, deadly wrong, to deny any of your fellow Americans the right to vote in this country," President Johnson said during a speech before a joint session of congress in March 15, 1965, urging them to pass the Voting Rights Act.

The act was signed into law five months later.

Here's a list of the voter registration drives taking place today.
  • Northeast Multi-Purpose Center
    9720 Spaulding Houston, Texas 77016
    11:30am-3:30pm

  • Acres Homes Multi-Purpose Center
    6719 W. Montgomery, Houston, Texas 77091
    12:00pm-5:00pm

  • Fifth Ward Multi-Purpose Center
    4014 Market St, Houston, Texas 77020
    10:30am-2:00pm

  • Houston's This Is It Soul Food
    2712 Bloggett, Houston, Texas 77004
    12:00pm-6:00pm

  • West-End Multi-Purpose Center
    170 Heights Blvd Houston, TX 77007
    10:00am-3:00pm

  • Latino Learning Center
    3522 Polk St, Houston, TX 77003
    2:30pm-5:30pm

  • Vietnamese Community Center
    9530 Antoine Drive Houston, TX
    10:00am-12:00pm

  • Lone Star College-Greenspoint Center
    250 North Sam Houston Pkwy E, Houston, TX 77060
    1:00pm-5:00pm

  • Pleasantville Neighborhood
    1514 Pleasantville Dr. Houston TX
    12:00pm-4:00pm

  • Mickey Leland Federal Building
    1919 Smith St. Houston Tx 77002
    9:00am-3:00pm

  • The Breakfast Klub
    3711 Travis St, Houston, TX
    9:00am-1:00pm

  • NAACP - Houston Branch
    2002 Wheeler, Houston, TX 77004
    11:00am-4:00pm

  • Houston Area Urban League
    1301 Texas Avenue Houston, TX 77002
    11:00am-1:00pm

  • Houston Children's Museum
    1500 Binz Street, Houston, TX 77004
    5:00pm-8:00pm
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