HOUSTON (KTRK) -- 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 Center9720 Spaulding Houston, Texas 7701611:30am-3:30pm
- Acres Homes Multi-Purpose Center6719 W. Montgomery, Houston, Texas 7709112:00pm-5:00pm
- Fifth Ward Multi-Purpose Center4014 Market St, Houston, Texas 7702010:30am-2:00pm
- Houston's This Is It Soul Food2712 Bloggett, Houston, Texas 7700412:00pm-6:00pm
- West-End Multi-Purpose Center170 Heights Blvd Houston, TX 7700710:00am-3:00pm
- Latino Learning Center3522 Polk St, Houston, TX 770032:30pm-5:30pm
- Vietnamese Community Center9530 Antoine Drive Houston, TX10:00am-12:00pm
- Lone Star College-Greenspoint Center250 North Sam Houston Pkwy E, Houston, TX 770601:00pm-5:00pm
- Pleasantville Neighborhood1514 Pleasantville Dr. Houston TX12:00pm-4:00pm
- Mickey Leland Federal Building1919 Smith St. Houston Tx 770029:00am-3:00pm
- The Breakfast Klub3711 Travis St, Houston, TX9:00am-1:00pm
- NAACP - Houston Branch2002 Wheeler, Houston, TX 7700411:00am-4:00pm
- Houston Area Urban League1301 Texas Avenue Houston, TX 7700211:00am-1:00pm
- Houston Children's Museum1500 Binz Street, Houston, TX 770045:00pm-8:00pm