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WOODS HOLE COMMUNITY BLACK HISTORY MONTH: The Cost of the Vote
February 24 @ 12:00 pm
Daniel Black, Professor of African American Studies, Clark Atlanta University
Founder, Ndugu and Nzinga Rites of Passage Nation
In this presentation, Dr. Daniel Black, who holds a Ph.D. in African American Studies, will explore and explain the exorbitant cost of voting for black people throughout the 20th century. He will provide examples of the many ways in which the black voice was silenced or destroyed altogether as black people attempted to cast their ballots. One recent example is the case of Stacey Abrams and her bid for the Georgia governorship, highlighting the complexity and voting disfranchisement of contemporary people of color all over this nation.