2020- African Americans and the Vote
The year 2020 marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement. The year 2020 also marks the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) and the right of black men to the ballot after the Civil War. The theme speaks, therefore, to the ongoing struggle on the part of both black men and black women for the right to vote. In honor of Ida B. Wells we will present a variety of African American voices.
This program is run by the Brooklyn Society Writers Group, which was started in 2007 and meets the 2nd and the 4th Sunday of each month at 1PM to write together.