The fourth of a four-part series on the fight for social justice in Texas will focus on the right to vote. The program coincides with the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, when the news of emancipation finally reached slaves in Texas. Panelists will explore the historic events leading up to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the disenfranchisement of racial minorities, the impacts of the Voting Rights Act in Texas, and current court decisions. Moderator Jim Harrington will be joined by Dwight Watson, Associate Professor of History at Texas State University, and Henry Flores, Distinguished University Research Professor of Political Science and International Relations in the Institute for Public Administration, Politics and Public Policy at St. Mary’s University.
This program is presented in partnership with the Social Justice Institute at the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Civil Rights Project. More information online.
Location: Bob Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, 78701 (Congress and MLK)