Walton to serve as panelist for voter suppression book discussion
February 11, 2020
Carol Anderson’s New York Times bestseller “One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying our Democracy,” chronicles history related to rollbacks to African American participation in the voting process within the United States since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that altered the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Known as the “Shelby Act,” the 1965 voting rights act was originally enacted to address the racial discrimination in voting and requiring states and local governments to obtain federal approval before implementing changes to their voting laws or practices.
On Monday, February 24 at 5:30 p.m., College of Education’s Calvin Walton, Ph.D., alongside Alicia Brunson, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas, Ph.D., will lead a discussion on Anderson’s “One Person, No Vote” at the Learning Commons, Studio B, located on the Armstrong Campus.
For those that cannot attend in person, the panel discussion will be simultaneously streamed on the second floor of the Henderson Library on the Statesboro Campus.