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Black History Month Celebration: Tracking the Footprints of Black Elected and Appointed Officials and Voting Paths (MCPL)
February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The year 2020 is the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment when race and color could not deny you the right to vote. African Americans have continued to rally for voting rights continuously even to the present day. Moreover, there is a growing number of blacks as elected and appointed officials and a look at identifying the role of blacks in politics today.
Anita Neal Powell, will talk about this path of the black voting rights movement. Anita Neal Powell is the President of Lincoln Park Historical Foundation and Leroy E. Neal African American Research Center.