College of Liberal Arts

Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Thursday Oct 11, 2018 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM | LBJ School of Public Affairs, Bass Lecture Hall

LUNCH TIME EVENT

CSRD Founding Director Dr. Peniel E. Joseph and voting rights expert Ari Berman will discuss his most recent book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.

Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed. In this groundbreaking narrative history, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the VRA and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit it from the moment the act was signed into law.

Through meticulous research, in-depth interviews, and incisive on-the-ground reporting, Give Us the Ballot offers the first comprehensive history of its kind, and provides new insight into one of the most vital political and civil rights issues of our time.

 

EVENING KEYNOTE

You are also invites you to join us later that evening for Ari Berman's keynote titled Voting Rights in the Age of Trump. For more info or to register, visit HERE

 

PURCHASE YOUR COPY OF Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America HERE

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