Black Nouveau #2233: Our Right to Vote.
June 24 at 10:00PM on MPTV 36
June 25 at 6:30pm on MPTV 10
June 26 at 12:30am & June 29 at 4:00pm on MPTV 36
The history of voter rights in America is examined with historians Kenneth O'Reilly (Ph.D., MATC) and Robert Smith (Ph.D., UWM), and looks at what some consider current efforts at voter suppression. The "Freedom Summer Exhibit" coordinated by Michael Edmonds from the Wisconsin Historical Society is reviewed; and Gwen Gillon, a Madison resident who worked with the Student Non-Violet Coordinating Committee to register voters in the south, is interviewed.
"Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Exhibit for Students" will be at the Downtown branch of the Milwaukee Public Library July 1-18, 2014.
Michael Edmonds, Coordinator of the Exhibit will speak at the Library on July 12, at 2 pm.