The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Lecture Series will feature a discussion of the history of voter exclusion based on such identity factors as race, gender, and ethnicity.
“Making Sure the RIGHT People Vote: Identity and Suffrage in American History”
Faculty Lecture Series | Charles Zelden, Ph.D., professor
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Alvin Sherman Library | Second Floor Gallery
About the Talk
Since the founding of this nation, the underlying reality in our electoral system is not that everyone votes, but rather that every effort is made to assure that only the “right” people vote (with different groups at various times defining right by their own differing standards). The result has been a long history of voter exclusion based on race, gender, and ethnicity. This talk will explore the ongoing link between identity and suffrage––or the extent to which who you are determines whether and how you vote.
This event is free and all are welcome to attend. For more information, contact James Doan, Ph.D., professor, at (954) 262-8207.