Online Discussion: The Fight To Vote Feat. Carol Anderson (9/24/2020)Historians in the News
tags: voting rights, 2020 Election, Lectures, Webinars, virtual history
Experts warn that the Covid-19 pandemic will create barriers to voting for millions of Americans this November. But the public health crisis is hardly the only cause of this: intensified voter suppression efforts have been enacted over the past decade, creating impediments to the polls that often target communities of color. Moreover, the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder weakened the protections of the Voting Rights Act, paving the way for states to purge voter rolls and establish discriminatory voter ID laws.
In this virtual conversation, Emory University professor Dr. Carol Anderson and Brennan Center Senior Fellow Theodore R. Johnson will discuss how communities, activists, and organizations are leading the fight to protect the vote — and what’s at stake for American democracy.
This event is produced in partnership with NYU’s John Brademas Center and NYU Votes.
Dr. Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies, Emory University; Author, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy
Theodore R. Johnson, PhD, Senior Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice
Sep 24, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)