Gregory T. Moore, author of Beyond the Voting Rights ACT: The Untold Story of the Struggle to Reform America's Voter Registration Laws will speak on Thursday, October 13th at 7 p.m. at the Coventry Library, 1925 Coventry Rd. in Cleveland Heights.
Beyond the Voting Rights Act movingly recounts over 30 years of contemporary voting rights battles in the United States from the 1980s to the present day. The book places in context the modern-day battles against voter suppression laws that were embedded in American history and are still underway across the country. It tells a story of that struggle from the author’s perspective beginning as a young African American from Cleveland in the 1980s, who reluctantly became involved within this movement as a student activist and inadvertently rose to become an integral part of the ultimate legislative victory. The book covers the previously under-reported period of voting rights advocacy in the 1980s and early 1990s and provides historical context to the struggle for democracy in the US.
"As this generation wages its own battles against a tsunami of voter suppression legislation and an insurgent authoritarian movement, Moore’s insights, experiences, leadership, and guidance is more urgent than ever. Any and everyone concerned about the democratic future of the United States needs this book." Dr. Clarence Lusane, Howard University
Gregory T. Moore is one of America's leading voting rights leaders and advocates who has a long and distinguished history of political empowerment and issue advocacy, serving in a number of leadership positions throughout his many years of grassroots organizing and program development at the local, state and national level.
The event is part of the Coventry Reading Series presented by the CH-UH Public Library and Mac's Backs. The series also features
W. Dennis Keating, author of Cleveland and the Civil War on September 1st at 7 p.m.
Gregory T. Moore, author of Beyond the Voting Rights Act on October 13th at 7 p.m
Laura Atmadarshan Santoro, author of a three volume translation of the Bhagavad Gita on November 3rd at 7 p.m.
Tricia Springstubb, author of Looking for True on December 1st at 7 p.m.