Civil rights icon leads class on voting rights

On Monday, April 19, former ambassador to the United Nations and mayor of Atlanta Andrew Young will use his remarkable life experiences to look at the landscape of democracy and the need for action to ensure each person maintains the right to vote in the Evening Classes 2021 finale. Register now.
By Anna Cramer, USNA Co-President

Evening Classes 2021 will come to a close with a capstone event on Monday, April 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. Veteran civil rights leader and former ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young has been serving and shaping our country for over 50 years. Young was a close confidant to Martin Luther King Jr. and, when he was elected in Congress in 1972, was the first Black person elected from the South since Reconstruction. He served as a two-term mayor of Atlanta from 1982 to 1990.

In response to the historic turnout for the 2020 presidential election, state legislatures across the country have introduced a wave of voting legislation that will make it harder to vote. Young helped draft the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and he will use his remarkable life experiences to look at the landscape of democracy and the need for federal legislation to ensure that each person maintains the right to vote. André Churchwell, Vanderbilt University's vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion, will moderate this discussion with Young.

Registration is open now. USN Evening Classes is pleased to offer this class as a gift to Evening Classes instructors and USN faculty and staff. Discounts will be applied at registration.
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