Investigative journalist Ari Berman will read from his new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. Berman takes the reader from the The Voting Rights Act in 1965 and demonstrations of the civil rights era to the halls of Congress and the chambers of the Supreme Court. At this important moment in history, Give Us the Ballot provides new insight into one of the most vital political and civil rights issues of our time.
Ari Berman is a political correspondent for The Nation and an investigative journalism Fellow at the Nation Institute. He is the author of Herding Donkeys, his writing has appeared in The New York Times and Rolling Stone, and he is a frequent commentator on MSNBC and NPR. He lives in New York City.
"A must-read...This book should become a primer for every American...It is the first history of the contemporary voting rights movement in the United States. It is long overdue, but Berman’s extensive reporting makes it well worth the wait." --John Lewis, Washington Post