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Shall Not Be Denied or Abridged- The History of the Right to Vote in America
FROM THE PAGES OF HISTORY SERIES
The familiar story of the history of the right to vote in America describes an electoral franchise that has grown fuller and fairer over time as Americans have fought to build a more perfect union. The truth is much more complicated.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Dr. Richard Bell, Professor of History at the University of Maryland holds a PhD from Harvard University and is author of the new book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home. He has won more than a dozen teaching awards, including the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is the recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar award. He also serves as a Trustee of the Maryland Historical Society, as an elected member of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, and as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
This program is appropriate for ages 18 and above. An invitation to join this virtual talk with Dr. Richard Bell will be sent to participants one day prior to the event. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.