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Leading black congresswoman visits Little Rock


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – With campaign season in full swing, a prominent African-American Congresswoman stopped in Little Rock on Sunday.

Marcia Fudge of Ohio is the current chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. She addressed voter education and other minority issues at the Union African Methodist Episcopal church on the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer, which was the drive to help southern blacks register to vote at the beginning of the civil rights movement.

"It made such a huge difference in this country and because of the violence of the Freedom Summer, it made the president of the United States say 'it's time to pass a civil rights bill,' stated Congresswoman Fudge.

Fudge's visit coincides with controversy over Arkansas' current voter ID law, which is being fought in the state supreme court by groups claiming it could suppress minority votes.


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