When African American's were coming into America with all the other white people. White people were getting mad because they started taking their jobs, which led to the white people getting paid less.
Black codes were laws that said African American's can't have as much freedom a white people.
African Americans would protest everyday with big signs, just to get their right to vote.
African American's continued to protest every day. some of them were getting arrested by police.
The voting rights act of 1965 allowed African Americans to vote for what they believe in.