One Person, No Vote
How Not All Voters Are Treated EquallyBook - 2019
Focusing on the aftermath of Shelby , Anderson follows the astonishing story of government-dictated racial discrimination unfolding before our very eyes as more and more states adopt voter suppression laws. In gripping, enlightening detail she explains how voter suppression works, from photo ID requirements to gerrymandering to poll closures. And with vivid characters, she explores the resistance- the organizing, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans as the nation gears up for the 2018 midterm elections.
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This month at St. Louis Public Library and across the country, we celebrate Black History Month and its 2020 theme, African Americans and the Vote. The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary, or the sesquicentennial, of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870), which granted black men the right to vote following the Civil War. Unfortunately, over the past 150 years, this amendment has not ensured every… (more)
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In her New York Times bestseller "White Rage," Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With "One Person, No Vote," she chronicles a related history: the rollback... Read More »