Getting to the Point with Congressman John Lewis
A discussion on the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
Getting to the Point with Congressman John Lewis (D-GA): 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
Monday, July 20, 2015, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Columbia Point
Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights icon, joined the Institute in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The program gave the history of the Act and an overview of the climate in the 1960s, including the political and legislative battles, that led to its passage. It also highlighted the current state of voting and civic engagement across the U.S.
Join City Awake, in partnership with the Kennedy Institute, for a timely discussion with Martin Luther King, III on the importance of civic engagement, empowerment, and how it is imperative that we all vote in the upcoming election, especially the next generation.
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Stephen Breyer will participate in a moderated conversation with Ari Melber, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent and host of “The Beat with Ari Melber”, about the vital role the Supreme Court plays in providing checks and balances on the federal government, the importance of nominations to the bench and how elections impact these decisions, and the recent rulings of the court.
Join the Museum of African American History, the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate for the 2020 MAAH Stone Book Award Virtual Event. Now in its third year, the Award is an annual prize that encourages scholarship and writing within the field of African American history and culture by awarding a $25,000 prize and two $5,000 finalist prizes for exceptional adult non-fiction books written in a literary style.