John Matisonn | Biden to fight for black voting rights

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U.S. President Joe Biden silently prays during a moment of silence during commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre on 1 June, 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
U.S. President Joe Biden silently prays during a moment of silence during commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre on 1 June, 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

During a visit to a site of the Tulsa massacre which happened 100 years ago, US President Joe Biden designated June as the month he attempts to win legislative action to protect black voting power and the future of his Presidency, writes John Matisonn.

President Joe Biden became the first US president to visit the "Black Wall Street Massacre" site this week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as he kicked off his efforts to stop Republican laws he believes will make it harder for African-Americans to vote.

He commemorated the one-hundredth anniversary of the destruction between May 31 and June 1, 1921, of America's wealthiest African-American neighbourhood. 

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