Thursday, March 3, 2016
TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served;
1-2 pm –Presentation and Q & A
PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far fewer about the aftermath of the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed.
In his groundbreaking narrative history, Give Us the Ballot, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the Act and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit voting rights from 1965 to the present day, as lawmakers devised new strategies to suppress minority voting and the Supreme Court recently declared a key part of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. This book has been recognized as a “must read” by Congressman John Lewis and newspapers such as the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Ari Berman is a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at the Nation Institute. He has written extensively about American politics, civil rights and the intersection of money and politics. The book will be available for purchase and signing.