These people used their right to peacefully protest to make their cause known. They believed that if they were old enough to fight they were old enough to vote. Now some seniors in high school can even vote.
Do Felons Have The Right to Vote? - Over five million Americans are #disenfranchised from #voting even if the former inmates are again productive members of society who pay taxes. Both #Florida & #Virginia, two highly contested states, do not restore the right to vote upon completion of a felon’s sentence. 10.42% of Florida residents of voting age are barred from #voting because of their criminal history | Prison Path