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Carol Anderson: One Person, No Vote

As states across the country seek to strengthen voting regulations and enact new restrictions, the history of voting access in the United States has perhaps never been more critical to examine.

Join The McCourtney Institute for Democracy on Tuesday, September 21 at 4:00 p.m. EDT for a presentation by voting rights scholar Carol Anderson, the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy.

In this lecture, Anderson will chronicle the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court decision that many argue eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. She follows the story of government-dictated racial discrimination unfolding as more and more states seek to restrict voter access through photo ID requirements, gerrymandering, poll closures, and other measures.

Anderson’s latest book is The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America. Both One Person, No Vote and The Second will be available for purchase at the lecture.

This event is co-sponsored by Penn State’s McCourtney Institute for Democracy, Africana Research Center, Humanities Institute, and Richards Civil War Era Center. RSVP to attend in-person or virtually:

Tuesday, September 21 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

State Theatre 130 W. College Ave., State College, PA 16801

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