Free and fair elections are the foundation of all democracies. The US Voting Rights Act of 1965 established protections for all Americans, especially for Black Americans. However the 2013 Supreme Court decision Shelby County v Holder dismantled key elements of the Voting Rights Act and voter suppression efforts are ongoing across the country.
Dr. Carol Anderson; professor, historian, and National Book Critics Circle Award winner, explores the history of the fight for African Americans' voting rights as part of the struggle for racial justice in the United States.
This is the second installment in the year-long Facing History Now: Conversations on Equity and Justice virtual event series.