Carol Anderson Author Visit
Friday, October 12
Location: Shorewood Village Center
Meet Carol Anderson, author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy. Anderson, the author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, will read from One Person, No Vote take questions from the audience, and sign copies of her book.
ABOUT ONE PERSON, NO VOTE: HOW VOTER SUPPRESSION IS DESTROYING OUR DEMOCRACY
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 CAROL ANDERSON
Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. She is the author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960, and Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955. Anderson was named a Guggenheim Fellow for Constitutional Studies. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
This event is co-sponsored with Boswell Book Company. A representative from Boswell's will be on hand to sell copies of Ms. Anderson's books.