Conversations on Voting Rights in America

March 1st, 2021

Conversations on Voting Rights in America


From the nation’s founding in 1776 to women’s suffrage in 1919, from the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to modern-day voter ID laws, voting rights have a complicated history in America. Led by Professor Lo Faber, “Who Gets to Vote?” is a thoughtful reading and discussion series exploring how voting rights history intersects with the present.

To participate in the series, register here. The series will be held at 11am on Saturdays from March 13 - April 3.

Book selections include the following:
March 13 - The Embattled Vote in America: From the Founding to the Present by Allan J. Lichtman
March 20 - Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All by Martha S. Jones
March 27 - One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson
April 3 - Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy by Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

Book Request Form (This is not required for attendance. Supplies are limited, so please select options for sessions you know you can attend.)
Program Hub & Discussion Guide

For more information, email or call the City Archives at 504-596-2610, and follow the City Archives' Facebook page for #whogetstovote updates.

This program is brought to you by the City Archives & Special Collections at the New Orleans Public Library. Sponsored by the Friends of New Orleans Public Library. “Who Gets to Vote?” is a program of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and is part of the “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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