When the nurse Annie Lee Cooper wants to register to vote of the town of Selma, Alabama, the officials demanded behind the counter of her as a prerequisite in all seriousness that it can appoint all 67 judges of the County name. Such “knowledge tests” are a means to prevent the African-American percentage of population from making the right to vote only one aspect of pervasive racial discrimination in the United States in the 1960s.
At the White House, Martin Luther King at Lyndon B. Johnson representations. He urges him to finally pass the law the way it should end the discrimination against black voters. But the president, who had previously used critical to the already in force Civil Rights Act is currently occupied with other important things like the Vietnam War and complimented the guest out.