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Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America


The story of voting rights in the United States charts cycles of restriction and expansion. In her book, “Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America,”U-B Law associate professor Gilda Daniels traces a path from Reconstruction to Jim Crow to the Voting Rights Act to today, calling attention to barriers that block minority and marginalized groups from the ballot box. Daniels says these barriers erode confidence in our election system and chip away at democracy. Original airdate 2/19/20

You can hear more from Gilda Daniels at two online events coming up; the first is Monday, Sept. 21, at 5:30pm hosted by the Women’s Bar Association of DC. And on Oct. 1st in conversation through Kepler’s Literary Foundation in Menlo Park, California. That event, called “This Is Now: Fight to Vote,” starts at 9 pm EDT.

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