voting rights

⭐ Freedom Summer Inspiring Young Voters Today (National Archives) – VIRTUAL

Join National Archives Foundation Executive Director Patrick Madden in a conversation with Maxim Thorne, Managing Director of the Andrew Goodman Foundation, on how a civil rights murder in 1964 has inspired a national movement of young people to vote and engage in civic life today. Nancy Thomas, Institute for Democracy […]

39th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote and Awards Celebration (Oregon State University) – VIRTUAL

i About this Event The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration commemorates the legacy of Dr. King and allows the Oregon State community to reflect on his work in today’s context through engaging workshops, presentations and service opportunities. In its 39th year, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is […]

Baltimore County Dialogs on Race: Voting Rights (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Voter suppression has a long and ugly history in the U.S. Imposing strict voter ID laws, cutting voting times, restricting registration and purging voter rolls have kept significant numbers of eligible voters from the polls and placed special burdens on racial minorities, people living in poverty and youth and seniors.​ […]

Your Vote 2020: How to Vote (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

An examination of our election process, from both historical and current perspectives. Learn about your voting rights, how to vote using a mail-in ballot, changes to the General Election polling process due to COVID-19 and how to vote safely in-person. Presented by Common Cause Maryland. Registration closes one hour before […]

Voting – Democracy in Action (MCPL) – VIRTUAL or PHONE

Richard Bell is a professor of history at the University of Maryland. He is the author of Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home, which is a finalist for the 2020 Harriet Tubman Book Prize. He serves as a Trustee of the Maryland Historical Society and as […]

Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

  Join DC Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m for a virtual screening of the documentary, Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote followed by a moderated panel discussion. The screening will be shown simultaneoulsy on DC Public Library’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote by Robert Greenwald is a short, powerful […]

Fighting for the Franchise: A Century of Struggle for Voting Rights (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

About this Event Who can vote? Who decides? The ability to vote for elected representatives is supposed to be a hallmark of a democracy. But for most of U.S. history, most people here could not vote. In the face of voter suppression and disfranchisement, black people have waged a protracted […]

100 Years of Women Voting: 2020 Symposium Closing Keynote (U.S. Capitol Historical Society) – VIRTUAL

Gaining the franchise was just the beginning. Join us for a series of discussions on the historic impact of women in American public life. About this Event The U.S. Capitol Historical Society invites you to attend its 2020 Annual Symposium, 100 Years of Women Voting. Over six weekly sessions, distinguished speakers will […]