Everett Dirksen was integral player in Voting Rights Act

Everett Dirksen was integral player in Voting Rights Act
Everett Dirksen was integral player in Voting Rights Act

Everett Dirksen was integral player in Voting Rights Act

Everett Dirksen was a leader in the Senate and known for his flamboyant oration, and chameleon-like stance on issues. He was integral in the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Frank Mackaman of the Dirksen Congressional Center shares details of Dirksen’s life. (Photo: Flickr/ed.forbes02)