Jones Library will host Voter Suppression Then and Now on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Woodbury Room.
In 1965, the Voting Rights Act was enacted, marking the beginning of the end of voter suppression and disenfranchisement of blacks and people of color in the United States. However, in 2013, a key provision of the Voting Rights Act was struck down opening the doors to a vast array of new obstacles.
This slide presentation and discussion follows the work of a handful of students, moved by compassion and the call to action for social justice by going to Mississippi to help register black voters during Christmas vacation in 1965. We will also explore the consequences of the 2013 repeal of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. More than 50 years later, what has changed?