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What’s at stake in the 2018 Elections? The Struggle for Voting Rights and the Poor People’s Campaign

  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY, 10037 United States (map)

New York, NY

Featuring Reverend William Barber, Gloria Browne-Marshall, and Reverend Liz Theoharis

Black America is singular as the oppressed group denied citizenship, economic justice, and voting rights in the USA. If there was a New Deal for White America, then there was a Raw Deal for Black America. As an alternative to the Raw Deal for the “Other America” and understanding that economic justice was linked to voting rights, Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King championed the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968. Rev. William Barber and Rev. Liz Theoharis are leading today’s new Poor People's Campaign, challenging racism, voter suppression, poverty, militarism, and environmental devastation. Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall is the author of The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice. Together they will discuss what is at stake in the 2018 elections.

Earlier Event: November 1
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Later Event: November 1
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