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History Lunch Break: Voting Rights, an Unfinished Story
June 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pmFree
The Fifteenth Amendment, which prevents states from excluding voters on the basis of race, is 150 years old this year. Yet the fulfillment of its promises has been a long struggle that continues today. GHM Curator of Community History Glenn Perkins talks with NCCU Law Professor Irving Joyner, Greensboro Public Library’s Danielle Pritchett and Leila Lewis of You Can Vote NC about the history of African American voting rights and ongoing, nonpartisan efforts at ensuring access to the polls in NC.
Posted by Greensboro History Museum on Friday, June 19, 2020
NAACP Voter Registration Sign, Warrenton, NC, around 1965
(National Museum of American History)