Fighting for the Franchise: A Century of Struggle for Voting Rights
Where: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd.
212-491-2200 Price: Free
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Join a conversation with historians and journalists about the long fight for voting rights and the legacy of voter suppression.
Who can vote? Who decides? The ability to vote for elected representatives is supposed to be a hallmark of a democracy. But for most of U.S. history, most people here could not vote. In the face of voter suppression and disfranchisement, black people have waged a protracted struggle to gain, protect, and expand voting rights in this country.
Join this important conversation featuring authors Carol Anderson, (One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy), Ari Berman, (Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America), Martha S. Jones, (Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All) and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, (co-author, Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing).
GET THE BOOKS | Copies of all four books are available at The Schomburg Shop.
This program will be streamed on Zoom. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. Please check your email shortly before the discussion to receive the link.