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1970s—Voter Education Project executive director, John Lewis (R) encourages African American cane workers in southern Louisiana to register and vote during recent statewide tour of Louisiana. VEP seeks to implement the Voting Rights Act by advancing minority political participation in the 11 southern states. Lewis was the director of the VEP from 1970 to 1977.