Christina Hamlett conducted this interview with me for You Read It Here First. If you are interested in books and authors please visit http://fromtheauthors.wordpress.com/. Our […]
In June of 1965, while canvassing for black voters in Charleston, SC, Sherie met Happiness Dingle. The day she found Happiness she also met Mrs. Gadsden, who didn’t know the […]
As you may know, I am a great supporter of the right to vote. The movement to make voting more difficult frightens me. Dionne’s editorial makes the movement clear: “An attack on the right to vote is under way across the country through laws designed to make it more difficult to cast a ballot. If this were happening in an emerging democracy, we’d condemn it as election-rigging. But it’s happening here, so there’s barely a whimper.
“Do you want your children to live the same life you have lived?” This was the final question we asked when we were encouraging black Americans to vote in 1965. […]