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African Americans and the Vote

by Pitt Community Engagement Center in Homewood - February 11, 2020

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Join us for a panel discussion about the history of African American's right to vote and the rise of Black elected and appointed officials!

About this Event

This year's theme for Black History month is "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 recognizes the struggle for voting rights among both black men and women throughout American history and the rise of black elected and appointed officials at the local and national levels, campaigns for equal rights legislation, as well as the role of blacks in traditional and alternative political parties.

In collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Library System, the Community Engagement Center in Homewood presents a panel discussion about the history of African American's right to vote and the rise of Black elected and appointed officials! Panelists will include state, local, and city government officials.

 

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Community Engagement Center in Homewood

622 N. Homewood

Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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