Journey to the Vote
The national theme for Black History Month 2020 is African Americans and the Vote. Though the 15th Amendment gave African Americans the right to vote, many continued to face ludicrous obstacles to register and vote until the enactment of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. The Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture and Center for Muslim Life would like to invite you on our version of that "Journey to the Vote." Join us as we journey into the past to experience the evolution of voting rights from 1960 to present. Get a glimpse of what it was like to vote as a minority, or even an ally in the 1960s, and learn more about the work of groups like the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference who fought for the right to vote without obstruction and prejudice.