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Race, Crime and Voting Rights: The Ongoing Battle for Democracy in Florida

Just weeks ago a federal appeals court issued a ruling that likely will prevent some 800,000 Floridians from voting in the November election.  The decision is the latest salvo in a decades-long battle over Florida’s lifelong voting ban for anyone convicted of a felony, a law that originated as a post-Civil War strategy to prevent newly freed African Americans from voting and to this day bars one in four Black men from the polls in Florida.  The resilience of this profoundly undemocratic policy, despite longstanding popular opposition, exemplifies the strength of structural racism in the United States today.

Presented by Jessie Allen, Associate Professor, Pitt Law 

A Voting is Power: A Commeration of Voting Rights History and the Continued Struggle Event. Visit votingispower.omeka.net for more information

 

Registration is required. 

 

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Registration is required. A link to access the virtual event will be received when registration is completed.

Wednesday, September 30 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Race, Crime and Voting Rights: The Ongoing Battle for Democracy in Florida

Just weeks ago a federal appeals court issued a ruling that likely will prevent some 800,000 Floridians from voting in the November election.  The decision is the latest salvo in a decades-long battle over Florida’s lifelong voting ban for anyone convicted of a felony, a law that originated as a post-Civil War strategy to prevent newly freed African Americans from voting and to this day bars one in four Black men from the polls in Florida.  The resilience of this profoundly undemocratic policy, despite longstanding popular opposition, exemplifies the strength of structural racism in the United States today.

Presented by Jessie Allen, Associate Professor, Pitt Law 

A Voting is Power: A Commeration of Voting Rights History and the Continued Struggle Event. Visit votingispower.omeka.net for more information

 

Registration is required. 

 

Dial-In Information

Registration is required. A link to access the virtual event will be received when registration is completed.

Wednesday, September 30 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

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