“Black Women and the Vote” Focus of Lecture Series
The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University is sponsoring “Black Women and the Vote” on Friday, May 28, at 3 p.m. as part of its virtual Voting Rights Lecture Series.
The virtual event, which will examine the history of African Americans’ quest for the right to vote, will analyze the role of African-American women in the history of blacks’ struggle for the constitutional rights considered part and parcel of American citizenship.
Keynote speaker is Sandra Finley, president/CEO of League of Black Women. She will discuss “Sustaining the Struggle: African-American Women and the Fight for Racial and Gender Equality.” Finley will be joined by speakers Dr. Tara White, chair of the Department of History at Wallace State Community College (topic: “Fighting Against the Odds: African-American Women and the Right to Vote”); and Kynesha Brown, voting rights advocate (topic:: “Grassroots Activisim: African-American Women and the Voting Rights Movement”).
The National Center will examine the theme from the viewpoint of a scholar, a national and local voting rights activist, and from the perspective of an individual working for the overall advancement of African-American women.
The virtual event can be viewed on Facebook, at ASU@civilrightscenter, and @myasu.