But now we have a new historical fallacy regrading the attenuation of racial inequality. People want to take credit for what someone else has done. I have heard several news reports that the so-called Selma Civil Rights March "gave blacks the right to vote". This is totally absurd. Supposedly, this march led to adoption of the Voting Rights Act which they are saying "gave blacks the right to vote".
The 15th Amendment is what really guarantees that blacks (and people of any other race) have the right to vote. To be more correct, they can't be denied the right to vote on the basis of race. Here it is ratified nearly 100 years before all of this "Voting Rights Act" nonsense:
Section. 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
Section. 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.