A Conversation with the Honorable John Lewis and Pulitzer Prize Winner Taylor Branch

Date: 
September 28, 2010

August 6th marked the 45th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, a statute widely viewed as the crown jewel of the civil rights movement because of its transformative impact on minorities in the United States. While significant progress has been made, barriers to the ballot box persist. Against a backdrop of ongoing legal challenges to key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, a new round of redistricting, and a looming 2010 midterm election, ACS sponsored a voting rights symposium on Tuesday, September 28th. Above is video for the lunchtime panel discussion entitled "The Road to Democracy - A Conversation with the Honorable John Lewis and Pulitzer Prize Winner Taylor Branch." August 6th marked the 45th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, a statute widely viewed as the crown jewel of the civil rights movement because of its transformative impact on minorities in the United States. While significant progress has been made, barriers to the ballot box persist. Against a backdrop of ongoing legal challenges to key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, a new round of redistricting, and a looming 2010 midterm election, ACS sponsored a voting rights symposium on Tuesday, September 28th. Above is video for the lunchtime panel discussion entitled "The Road to Democracy - A Conversation with the Honorable John Lewis and Pulitzer Prize Winner Taylor Branch."