Historic Amendments And What They Mean For African American Voters

African American voters and the 15th and 19th Amendments.

How many of us, as we prepare to go to the polls, give thought to the 15th and 19th amendments to the Constitution?  This year marks the 150th and 100th anniversary of the historic amendments.  Both profoundly affected voting for African Americans in the United States.   Tonight, we’re talking about that history and what it means for African American voters today.


Dr. Valethia Watkins – Associate Professor, Department of Afro-American Studies, Howard University

Dr. Niambi Carter – Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Howard University