The impending election has the potential to bring about a tectonic shift in power in America if more Black leaders are elected to represent areas dominated by white voters. And the growing number of Black candidates in majority white areas looks like neither an accident nor a fluke to political scientists who have been watching the past few decades, said Katherine Tate, a professor of political science and author of "Black Faces in the Mirror: African Americans and Their Representatives in the U.S. Congress."
This Pembroke Center panel discussion focuses on Black women's political engagement and activism, including efforts to secure and protect voting rights, from a multidisciplinary perspective. Beginning with a discussion of the 14th Amendment as a precedent for the 19th Amendment and the work of Black women abolitionists in the 19th century, the discussion goes on to engage with early civil rights era activism, and culminates with a look at contemporary politics, including Black women's leadership in the Democratic party and in movements for racial and gender justice.
What to Expect on Election Day commentary according to Faculty Experts Professors Mark Blyth, Wendy Schiller, Corey Brettschneider, Jonathan Collins, and Rich Arenberg. With less than a week to go until Election Day, Brown University's experts in political science, Congressional history, public health and economics have a variety of analyses and perspectives on these and more questions. But they all believe one thing is for sure: The 2020 general election will be remembered as one of the most dramatic and unusual in American history.
Please Join Dr. Ashish K. Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, for a conversation with Wendy J. Schiller, PhD, Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence in Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Brown University, on the politics surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.