Liberty and Justice for All? The History of Voting Rights in America is part of the Informed, Engaged, Empowered = Ready-Set-Vote! lecture series. This community-focused virtual series promotes voter education, civic engagement, and personal empowerment. St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy and Student Activities Department, and the College of Southern Maryland’s Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership, Equity and Inclusive Diversity Office, and Student Life Department, prepare students and the Southern Maryland community for the upcoming elections. Audiences will be informed, engaged, and galvanized to action.
The public is invited to hear CSM Professor of History and Humanities and Social Sciences Department Chair Dr. Christine Arnold-Lourie travel through history to discover the evolution of American voting rights: How certain populations were denied the right to vote, the hard-fought battles to gain suffrage and discriminatory voting practices that still exist today.