Breaking Barriers: Women of Color & the Right to Vote

This year is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the ballot, and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act prohibiting racial discrimination in voting. Yet, women of color have faced unique challenges in exercising their rights...and still, we persist. Community partners hosted a keynote speaker and panel discussion on the topic on September 27, 2020 at 3:00 pm.

Watch the recording here!

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Valerie Ann Johnson, PhD

Dean of Arts, Sciences, & Humanities

Co-Director of the Center for Racial and Social Justice Shaw University


Mary Jones Phillips, PhD, African American 

Kim Pevia, CEO, Lumbee

Annette Rodriguez, PhD, Latina/Chicana 

Hongbin Gu, PhD, Asian American

Lucy Lewis, Community Activist, White


References from the Keynote


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