“Shoot Suffrage to Death:” A Short History and of Race, Violence, and the Right to Vote

This program was recorded on March 15th, 2022.

In this session, Dr. Yohuru Williams, will explore the history of the use of violence to suppress voting in communities of color from the Reconstruction era to Present. Dr. Williams is Distinguished University Chair and Professor of History at the University of St. Thomas. He is the Founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative at the university, and has often served as a political commentator on regional and national radio and television programs. The League of Women Voters Roseville Area and Ramsey County Library are excited to sponsor Dr. Williams in this important presentation. 

This program is funded with money from the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries.

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