Award-winning Author Carol Anderson to Speak about the Impact of Voter Suppression on Democracy

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., September 16, 2020—Carol Anderson, critically-acclaimed author and professor of African American studies at Emory University, will deliver a virtual talk titled, “One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy.” Hosted by Williams College, the online conversation is open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time via Zoom.

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Anderson is the author of the critically acclaimed One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy (Bloomsbury, 2018), White Rage (Bloomsbury, 2016), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation,1941-1960 (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Her 2003 book, Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African-American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955 (Cambridge University Press), was awarded both the Gustavus Myers and Myrna Bernath book awards. Amnesty International, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Ford Foundation, and other organization have used Eyes Off the Prize to frame and examine their human rights work in the United States.

Anderson has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Ford Foundation, National Humanities Center, Harvard University, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. She has also served on working groups dealing with race at Stanford University’s Center for Applied Science and Behavioral Studies, the Aspen Institute, and the United Nations.

A former member of the U.S. State Department’s Historical Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors of the Harry S. Truman Library Institute and the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, Anderson has been widely sought for commentary on issues dealing with race, human rights, and politics in a historical perspective. Her 2014 Washington Post op-ed, “White Rage,” was the most widely shared for the paper that year.

The talk is sponsored by the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Program in Democratic Studies. Audience participation is encouraged.


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