Institute of Politics

How We Get to Vote

How We Get to Vote
  • Date & Time

    May 24, 2022

    5:30 PM - 6:45 PM CST

  • Location

    Quadrangle Club

    1155 E 57th St Chicago, IL

A conversation between former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Representative Jamie Raskin about the often-bloody history of Americans’ fight for the right to vote, since the inception of the nation.

Mr. Holder’s new book, “Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote – A History, a Crisis, a Plan,” chronicles how the vote was won, first by white men through insurrection; then by white women, through protests and imprisonments; and finally by African Americans, in the face of lynchings and terrorism.

Rep. Raskin, who is author of “Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy,” has made defending voting rights a cornerstone of his congressional agenda, will lead the conversation.

If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact Christine Hurley.

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