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Between the Lines: Between the Lines: Ari Berman & Khalil Gibran Muhammad


Ari Berman will discuss voting rights.

The Voting Rights Act, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in August, enfranchised millions of Americans and is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement. And yet, 50 years later we are still fighting heated battles over race, representation, and political power.

Journalist Ari Berman, author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, will discuss the fight for voting rights from 1965 to today with our Director, Khalil G. Muhammad. A book signing will follow the program. 

Berman has written extensively about American politics, civil rights, and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in The New York TimesRolling Stone, and The Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and commentator on MSNBC and NPR. His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics,was published in 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

This event is co-sponsored by The Nation.

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