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Justice and the Vote: Black Politics and the Transformation of American Democracy

Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:30pm

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The free Constitution Day event, sponsored by the MICA and the Enoch Pratt Free Library, commemorates the holiday (September 17) with panels and commentary on contemporary issues in politics, government, civic engagement and activism.

“Justice and the Vote” will explore and assert the centrality of black politics in American legal and justice system transformations of the United States through the 19th century — drawing a connecting thread to the present-day grassroots mobilization of Black women and families continuing these structural transformations through advocacy amplified by collective voting power.

Panelists include Christopher Bonner, University of Maryland educator who specializes in African American history and the nineteenth-century United States and author of the recently published Remaking the Republic: Black Politics and the Creation of American Citizenship; Nykidra “Nyki” Robinson, a values-drive leader, entrepreneur, visionary, and motivator from Baltimore who has a passion to change the world; and Imani Haynes ’20 (Curatorial Practice MFA), a curator, educator, historian, and creator of the Million Woman March Exhibition, a retrospective celebration of the organizing efforts and missions of the seminal 1997 March for Black Women held in Philadelphia.

You can register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

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