Carol Anderson: One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy

Event date: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Charis and the Auburn Ave. Research Library in celebrating the release of Carol Anderson's timely book, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy.

In her New York Times bestseller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With One Person, No Vote, she chronicles a related history: the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Known as the Shelby ruling, this decision effectively allowed districts with a demonstrated history of racial discrimination to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice.

Focusing on the aftermath of Shelby, Anderson follows the astonishing story of government-dictated racial discrimination unfolding before our very eyes as more and more states adopt voter suppression laws. In gripping, enlightening detail she explains how voter suppression works, from photo ID requirements to gerrymandering to poll closures. And with vivid characters, she explores the resistance: the organizing, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans as the nation gears up for the 2018 midterm elections.

This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event at the Auburn Ave. Research Library. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. 

Event address: 
Auburn Ave. Research Library
101 Auburn Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy Cover Image
By Carol Anderson, Dick Durbin (Foreword by), Dick Durbin (Introduction by)
$24.30
ISBN: 9781635571370
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 11th, 2018

Longlisted for the National Book Award in Nonfiction
50 Must-Read Books about American Politics--BookRiot

From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, the startling--and timely--history of voter suppression in America, with a foreword by Senator Dick Durbin.


One Person, No Vote Cover Image
$18.90
ISBN: 9781635571387
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 11th, 2018

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632864130
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 5th, 2017

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Review of Books Best Nonfiction Book of 2016