Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 5:30 PM
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Dr. Carol Anderson will be signing copies of her book "One Person, No Vote" before the world premiere of the documentary "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote." Dr. Anderson and her expertise are featured extensively in the film about voter suppression in Georgia's 2018 midterm election.
About the Book
From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of "White Rage," the startling—and timely—history of voter suppression in America, with a foreword by Congressman John Lewis.
In her New York Times bestseller "White Rage," Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With "One Person, No Vote," she chronicles a related history: the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Known as the Shelby ruling, this decision effectively allowed districts with a demonstrated history of racial discrimination to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice.
Focusing on the aftermath of Shelby, Anderson follows the astonishing story of government-dictated racial discrimination unfolding before our very eyes as more and more states adopt voter suppression laws. In gripping, enlightening detail she explains how voter suppression works, from photo ID requirements to gerrymandering to poll closures. And with vivid characters, she explores the resistance: the organizing, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans as the nation gears up for the 2018 midterm elections.
About the Author
Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. She is the author of "White Rage," which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, "Bourgeois Radicals," and "Eyes off the Prize." She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.