Living History @ Home: Voter Suppression Then and Now

Living History Days at N-YHS
Living History @ Home: Voter Suppression Then and Now
Join us online! | Monday, January 17 | 1 pm ET

All ages

Join Historical Interpreters on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to learn about the fight against voter suppression in the early 20th century. Discover how early civil rights activists like T. Thomas Fortune and Ida B. Wells fought against voter intimidation and discrimination. Explore a copy of the literacy test used to prevent thousands of Black Americans from voting. Then, discuss with educators and your family the impact of voter suppression, both in the past and today. 

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Image: Ballot Box (1857), Samuel C. Jollie, New-York Historical Society gift of George H. Dean 

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