Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Zelizer and Burton to Brief Congress on the History of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

[We have the following announcement from the National History Center.]

Congressional Briefing: History of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

The National History Center of the American Historical Association is pleased to announce our upcoming Congressional briefing. Julian Zelizer of Princeton University and Vernon Burton of Clemson University will discuss the history of the Voting Rights Act in commemoration of its 50th anniversary. Professor Dane Kennedy, Director of the National History Center, will moderate the discussion.

The briefing will examine the intended and unintended historical consequences of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  [It] will be held on Friday, December 4th, at 1 PM in the Cannon House Office Building Room 121.

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