A White Historian Explores Voting Rights
A presentation by Professor Susan Strasser
We’ll go for coffee and discussion afterwards to the nearby Teaism, 2009 R St. NW,
Click here for more information about the presentation and here for more information about the Friends Meeting of Washington DC. In response to continuing police shootings, to #BlackLivesMatter, and to the 2015 murders at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church, historian Susan Strasser seeks to serve people grappling with contemporary issues of race and racism. Her series of illustrated talks, “A White Historian Reads Black History,” has already discussed slavery and lynching. This new talk offers an overview of African American voting rights, from the promise of Reconstruction through Jim Crow and the Civil Rights movement to the issues in today’s news.
Dr. Strasser, Richards Professor of American History Emerita at the University of Delaware
(www.susanstrasser.net), is a prize-winning historian. Her work on the history of consumer culture has been praised by the New Yorker for “retrieving what history discards: the taken-for-granted minutiae of everyday life.”