VRA@50: A Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and its Era

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Type: 
Symposium
Date: 
November 14, 2015
Location: 
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Human Rights, Public Policy

VRA@50:
A Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the
Voting Rights Act of 1965

 

On November 14, 2015, Utica College’s Center for Historical Research will host a day long symposium to examine the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its era. Six scholars will discuss this landmark legislation and the remarkable era from which it sprang. Rather than following typical conference format, each presenter will have one hour to deliver his or her work and exchange ideas with the audience. Our intention is for presenter and audience alike to gain a greater understanding of the Voting Rights Act and its era through an extended discussion.

Time: 8:30am–6:00pm

Location: ECJS Building on the Utica College campus

Please register by October 30, 2015 at www.utica.edu/vra

Registration, which includes meals and a reception, is required. Free for students, $25 for all others.

Supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this posting do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Contact Info: 

David Wittner

Center for Historical Research

Utica College

dwittner@utica.edu

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