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ULM: Who Gets to Vote: Conversations on Voting Rights in America

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
6:00 pm8:00 pm

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. Who Gets to Vote is a thoughtful reading and discussion series exploring how voting rights history intersects with the present.

You are invited to join us for a book club program focused on fostering conversations about the history of voting—and efforts to suppress the vote—in the United States. This Library Reading and Discussion program is possible through a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

The discussions are open to the public and will take place on campus at the ULM Library, Room 458. We will discuss themes from one book each month, beginning in July, and anyone is welcome to participate, even if you have not read the selected book for that month. The discussion dates are as follows:

Tuesday, July 12 at 5:00 PM
The Embattled Vote in America: From the Founding to the Present by Allan J. Lichtman

Tuesday, August 23 6:00 PM
The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss

Tuesday, September 20 at 6:00 PM
Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy by G. May

Tuesday, October 11 6:00 PM
Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All by M. Jones

For a free copy of a book for any or all of the corresponding discussions, please register by emailing Meredith McKinnie (mckinnie@ulm.edu). We only have a limited number of complimentary books for each session, but all are invited to attend the discussions.

What: Who Gets to Vote: Conversations on Voting Rights in America
When: Tuesday, July 12; Tuesday, August 23; Tuesday, September 20; Tuesday, October 11
Time: 5:00 PM on July 12; 6:00 PM for the last 3 meetings
Location: ULM Library, Room 458
Contact info: Meredith McKinnie @mckinnie@ulm.edu

Our Partners

Supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support provided by the City of Monroe and the City of West Monroe.

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