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Huntingdon Constitution Day Lecture Focuses on Voting Rights
Montgomery, Ala.—The centuries-old struggles for voting rights and against voter suppression in the United States are the subjects of the Huntingdon College Constitution Day Lecture, “Situating Voting Rights and Voter Suppression in Historical Context,” featuring Equal Justice Initiative Law Fellow Kayla Vinson, Thursday, September 17, at 4:00 p.m. CST via Zoom. The event, sponsored by Houghton Memorial Library and the Huntingdon College Race and Justice Initiative, is offered in commemoration of the centennial anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which legislatively granted citizens the right to vote regardless of sex. Ms. Vinson will speak both on the history of voting rights in the United States and on the contemporary challenges voters face.
Vinson earned her Bachelor of Arts in sociology and African American studies at Yale University, Master of Science in Education at the University of Pennsylvania, Master of Public Administration from Princeton University, and juris doctorate at the New York University School of Law. While in law school she advocated for Native students’ educational rights in the Racial Justice Clinic and researched school-police relations and minority voter dilution as a term-time intern for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. She joined EJI in 2019.
Those who are interested in attending the lecture may contact Paige Crumbley, Houghton Memorial Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Zoom link will be provided as the event approaches. The lecture is free and open to all.