Sep. 17

Constitution Day 2020: Justice and the Vote: Black Politics and the Transformation of American Democracy

September 17, 2020
6:30 PM – 8 PM

"Justice and the Vote" will explore and assert the centrality of Black politics in American legal and justice system transformations of the United States through the 19th century — drawing a connecting thread to the present-day grassroots mobilization of Black women and families continuing these structural transformations through advocacy amplified by collective voting power.

Panelists include Christopher Bonner, University of Maryland educator who specializes in African American history and the nineteenth-century United States and author of the recently published Remaking the Republic: Black Politics and the Creation of American Citizenship, and Nykidra "Nyki" Robinson, a values-driven leader, entrepreneur, visionary, and motivator from Baltimore who has a passion to change the world; and Imani Haynes ’20 (Curatorial Practice MFA), a curator, educator, historian, and creator of the Million Woman March Exhibition, a retrospective celebration of the organizing efforts and missions of the seminal 1997 March for Black Women held in Philadelphia.

Register here to participate on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.