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Alabama State University’s National Center's Symposium on the Black Vote's Power! (479 hits)

Featuring U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson - It's free and open to the public

WHEN: March 27, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: ASU’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome banquet room, 1595 Robert C. Hatch Drive.

Join us at Alabama State University as we present U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson as the keynote speaker at a symposium that is part of ASU's E.D. Nixon Institute, which is titled: "African Americans and the Transformative Power of the Ballot.” The event takes place on March 27, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at ASU's Dunn-Oliver Acadome banquet room, which is at the back of the Acadome (court-level).

The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by ASU's National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture.

Judge Thompson’s discussion will assess how African-American voting power has helped to transform the American political landscape and how this unique voting power has the potential to move America toward its promises of equality for all citizens and to Dr. King's dream of a "Beloved Community."

“ASU has been involved in voting rights for decades,” said Dr. Dorothy Autrey, the event's program chair. “ASU became the center of events surrounding the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March as they took place in Montgomery. Today, we understand that the black vote is a factor in our progress,” Audrey added.

Program highlights include honoring ASU civil rights activists who took part in the 1965 Selma-to- Montgomery Voting Rights campaign, as well as announcing the launch of the National Center’s Voting Rights Research Repository Project (VRRRP).

“The VRRRP will build collections and serve as a repository of information pertaining to voting rights,” said Autrey.

The E.D. Nixon Institute was founded in 2001 by the National Center and is named in honor of pioneering civil rights advocate E.D. Nixon, an original organizer of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Monday, March 12th 2018 at 4:28PM
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