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September 13, 2020
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Time Details:
3:00-5:00 PM
Virtual Meeting-Zoom Registration is required:
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Free and open to the public. Registration is required:
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Community Book Club

Sunday, September 13, 2020

The Orange County Human Relations Commission invites the community to read "Give Us the Ballot: A Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America" by Ari Berman as part of the 2020 Community Read. The HRC will host a discussion of the 2015 book and invites all community members to participate. Registration is required: “Give Us the Ballot” chronicles the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as it transformed the American democratic process, while counterrevolutionaries sought to suppress voting rights that, “target[ed] African Americans with almost surgical precision.” In 2013, the Supreme Court declared a key provision of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. As lawmakers continue to devise new strategies to suppress minorities, voting rights the battle over race, representation, and political power rages on as we struggle for voting rights in America.