Civics 101: The FIGHT for VOTING RIGHTS IN AMERICA: Past, Present & Future

Jasper Johns. Flag. 1954-1955

CIVICS 101 webinar #2
Held on Tuesday, July 21 at 4 p.m.

A good way to catch up on the context for Virginia’s changes to election laws and rules coming for the November election.

  • How did voting rights in our Constitution evolve since 1787?
  • What did our Founding Fathers envision about voting?
  • What is the history of the power of voting in America?

This second Civics 101 webinar from the Williamsburg Area League of Women Voters, co-sponsored with the Williamsburg Regional Library, answer these questions, review the effects of Jim Crow laws and prepare voters for the recent changes in election laws in Virginia.  

The Williamsburg Area League of Women Voters is developing these CIVICS 101 webinars to fill the void as  the pandemic has upended learning in schools across the United States and prevented the League from holding meetings. Thank you, Williamsburg Regional Library, for suggesting the concept!