The History Center will host a panel discussion that will explore the history of voting rights in conjunction with the Civic Season theme of “Rewind, Reflect, and Reimagine.” Keynote speaker and civil rights activist Annie Pearl Avery will reflect on her time as the project director of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee in Hale County, Texas, as well as her experience marching on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on “Bloody Sunday” in 1965. Panelist Dr. Ray Block of Penn State University will discuss voting history in Pennsylvania, from state jurisdictions under the Constitution, to the 15th Amendment, through today. Miracle Jones of 1Hood Media will serve as moderator and will join the panelists in reimagining the history of voter rights connected to current voting issues. The program will be offered both in-person and virtually.
Admission is free, but pre-registration is required.