2019 Virginia Festival of the Book Presents: All of Our Rights – America’s Legacy of Inequality
Live Events | 03/21/2019 | 8:00PM
Carol Anderson (One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy), Michael Eric Dyson (What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America), and Martha S. Jones (Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America) discuss their award-winning works focused on American rights, racism, and resistance. From Dyson’s examination of the Civil Rights movement to Anderson’s startling and timely look at voter suppression and Jones’ deeply-researched study of birthright citizenship, this conversation will explore the opportunities as well as the conflicts between people and policies. Moderated by Jamelle Bouie, columnist for the New York Times Opinion pages and a political analyst for CBS News. For additional details, please visit VaBook.org.
About the speakers:
Carol Anderson, author of One Person, No Vote, is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. She was a Guggenheim Fellow for Constitutional Studies and is the author of White Rage, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Michael Eric Dyson, author of What Truth Sounds Like, is a university professor of sociology at Georgetown University, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and a contributing editor of The New Republic and ESPN’s The Undefeated. Ebony named him one of the 100 most influential African Americans and one of the 150 most powerful blacks in the nation.
Martha S. Jones, author of Birthright Citizens, is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. She was formerly a Presidential Bicentennial Professor at the University of Michigan, and was a founding director of the Michigan Law School Program in Race, Law and History.