Radcliffe Day 2014 | From Civil War To Civil Rights: The Unending Battle To Vote

Friday, May 30, 2014

From Civil War To Civil Rights: The Unending Battle To Vote || Radcliffe Institute

Ever since the ratification of the 15th amendment in 1870, the United States has grappled with the ideal of universal suffrage. Recent obstacles include the Supreme Court decision invalidating key parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, passage of voter-ID laws, and proposals for redistricting. In a panel moderated by Daniel Carpenter, Lani Guinier, Darlene Clark Hine, Tony Horwitz, and Robert Korstad explore why and how the world's greatest democracy has long struggled over which of its citizens can vote.