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The Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its Legacy in the Elections of 2024

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

In collaboration with Chapel Hill Public Library

The annual Juneteenth celebration of Black history and the Black struggle for equal rights provides the context for this special panel discussion and community conversation. Drawing on the personal insights and historical perspectives of local scholars and community leaders, panelists will reflect on how the Voting Rights Act of August 1965 helped to transform American politics, how the Act has been altered over the past 60 years, and how its legacy may affect the elections of 2024. Join us and add your insights to this important Juneteenth public conversation.


Christopher Clark, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Reginald Hildebrand, Associate Professor (Emeritus) of African and Afro-American Studies; NC Freedom Park Founding Board Member
Danita Mason-Hogans, Community Leader and Activist; Project Coordinator, Critical Oral Histories, Duke Center for Documentary Studies


Alexandra Odom, PhD Candidate, History Department; African American Studies Librarian


This event is free and open to the public. There is no need to register if you plan to attend in person.

If you would like to attend virtually, use the button below to register.

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DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, June 18, 2024 | 6:00-7:45pm

LOCATION: Chapel Hill Public Library


June 18
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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