Carol Anderson: One Person, No Vote

Carol Anderson: One Person, No Vote

Co-sponsored by Penn State’s McCourtney Institute for Democracy, Africana Research Center, Humanities Institute, and Richards Civil War Era Center

As states across the country seek to strengthen voting regulations and enact new restrictions, the history of voting access in the U.S. has perhaps never been more critical to examine.

Join The McCourtney Institute for Democracy on Tuesday, September 21 at 4:00 p.m. EDT for a presentation by voting rights scholar Carol Anderson, the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy.

In this lecture, Anderson will chronicle the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court decision that many argue eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. She follows the story of government-dictated racial discrimination unfolding as more and more states seek to restrict voter access through photo ID requirements, gerrymandering, poll closures, and other measures.

Anderson’s latest book is The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America. Both One Person, No Vote and The Second will be available for purchase at the lecture.

We are offering both in-person and livestream attendance options for this event.  Please register to reserve your spot at the State Theatre or receive the livestream link via email the day before the event.

For more information about Carol Anderson, go to

Q&A Session

There will be a question and answer session following the lecture.  You may ask questions during that time, or you can submit any questions in advance.  This submission form will close 24 hours in advance of the event. 


Tuesday, Sep 21st, 2021


4:00 pm




The Friedman Auditorium
The State Theatre

Location 2

The McCourtney Institute for Democracy


The McCourtney Institute for Democracy

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