Race, Voter Suppression and the Myth of Democracy


Race, Voter Suppression and the Myth of Democracy in the U.S.

Dr. Carol Anderson

Thursday, October 8th | 7:00PM | Livestream Event

The University of Connecticut’s Leadership Legacy Experience is pleased to host Dr. Carol Anderson, for a livestream lecture about her research on voter suppression and racial discrimination in the United States and themes from her book: One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy.

Dr. Carol Anderson is a human and civil rights advocate, expert on African American history and 20th century politics, and professor of African American Studies at Emory University. She is the author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy and the critically acclaimed White Rage, published by Bloomsbury (2016). She is also the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African-American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955 (Cambridge University Press), which was awarded both the Gustavus Myers and Myrna Bernath Book Awards.  Her research has garnered substantial 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’s Center for Applied Science and Behavioral Studies, the Aspen Institute, and the United Nations. In addition, based on the strength and accessibility of her research, the leadership at Amnesty International USA, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Ford Foundation, and others have used Eyes Off the Prize to frame and examine their human rights work in the United States.

Admission to this event is free. All members of the UConn community are welcome to attend. The link for the livestream will be available one week prior to the event.

Guided by its core principles, Leadership & Organizational Development at the University of Connecticut facilitates educational and experiential initiatives that challenge individuals and organizations to explore, strengthen, and elevate their character, leadership and ability to contribute as global citizens. The Leadership Legacy Experience is the University’s most prestigious leadership development program; through lectures, discussions and presentations, the Leadership Legacy Speaker Series offers the campus community access to renowned scholars and leaders who explore critical issues of the day.

For accommodations, please contact Alexis Roach at studentleadership@uconn.edu

For information on the event and the Leadership Legacy Experience, visit leadershiplegacy.uconn.edu