Race, Crime and Voting Rights: the Ongoing Battle for Democracy in Florida

Title

Race, Crime and Voting Rights: the Ongoing Battle for Democracy in Florida

Creator

Jessie Allen, Associate Professor, Pitt Law

Contributor

University of Pittsburgh Library System

Date

Wed., September 30th, noon

Description

Just weeks ago a federal appeals court issued a ruling that likely will prevent some 800,000 Floridians from voting in the November election. The decision is the latest salvo in a decades-long battle over Florida's lifelong voting ban for anyone convicted of a felony, a law that originated as a post-Civil War strategy to prevent newly freed African Americans from voting and to this day bars one in four Black men from the polls in Florida. The resilience of this profoundly undemocratic policy, despite longstanding popular opposition, exemplifies the strength of structural racism in the United States today. Register to receive virtual access at calendar.pitt.edu/event/RaceCrimeVotingRights

Collection

Citation

Jessie Allen, Associate Professor, Pitt Law, “Race, Crime and Voting Rights: the Ongoing Battle for Democracy in Florida,” accessed May 25, 2024, https://votingispower.omeka.net/items/show/32.