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Who Gets to Vote?
March 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RPL is excited to announce that it will virtually host the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities program “Who Gets to Vote? Conversations on Voting Rights in America”. The reading and discussion series encourages conversation about the history of voting and voter suppression in the United States and is part of the nationwide initiative, “Why It Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation,” administered by the Federation of State Humanities Council.
Participants will meet with discussion facilitator Dr. Chris Stacey of Louisiana State University of Alexandria via Zoom to discuss one of four books recommended by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities for the series. Title selections include:
- The Embattled Vote in America: From the Founding to the Present by Allan J. Lichtman
- The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women’s Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898 by Lisa Tetrault
- Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy by G. May
- One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson
If you’re ready to read, discuss, and engage on the history of voting rights, contact Rapides Parish Library Outreach Director Tammy Dibartolo at 318-442-2483 x 1906 to register for the program and schedule pick-up of the accompanying books and discussion guides. Supplies and room for participants are limited so call today to reserve your spot!