The Past, Present, and Future of the Voting Rights Act

AHA Session 146
Saturday, January 3, 2015: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Mercury Ballroom (New York Hilton, Third Floor)
Thomas C. Holt, University of Chicago
Julian Hayter, University of Richmond
J. Morgan Kousser, California Institute of Technology
Nina Perales, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Abigail Thernstrom, Adjunct Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Janelle Wong, University of Maryland at College Park

Session Abstract

The Voting Rights Acts turns fifty years old in 2015. This panel will consider the history and prospects of the law--paying particular attention to its impact among disparate American voters and potential voters, the ways that it has shaped political power in the country, and the consequences of recent challenges to the potency and compass of this signal piece of civil rights legislation.

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