Peace & Justice Conversations: The American History of Voter Suppression Against Black People
October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Voter suppression has a long history in the United States, beginning with Reconstruction and dominating Southern politics during the first half of the twentieth century. The “Freedom Summer” of 1964 in Mississippi was a key confrontation with the tactics and system of voter suppression. Jim Kates was privileged to be part of that confrontation. What did it accomplish, what did it fail to accomplish, and what can we learn from it as the repressive policies of the nineteenth century are being revived nationwide in the twenty-first?
About NHPA’s bi-weekly Zoom Peace & Justice Conversation Series: 2020’s upheavals brought us to a new moment of reckoning and possibility. How do we want to live in the world? What do we value? How can we make the changes we’ve been yearning for? NH Peace Action has been engaged in working for change for decades. We’d like to bring you into these conversations about issues and options for the future. Join us!