Wednesday September 24 - Why Is There No Constitutional Right To Vote?

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, the Student Bar Association, and Black Law Student Association invite you to attend a discussion about the need for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.


The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a landmark piece of 20th century civil rights legislation that prohibits racial discrimination in voting. The September 24th panel will help explain why this legislation was needed. Panelists will discuss why the U.S. Constitution contains no right to vote, the Fifteenth Amendment, which prohibited federal and state governments from denying the vote based on color or previous condition of servitude, and the celebration in Baltimore by black residents after the Fifteenth Amendment was ratified.

Reception to follow | Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Professor Mark Graber
Professor Emeritus David Bogen
Professor Larry Gibson
Professor Taunya Banks: Moderator


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