Two Weeks Before or 150 Years Later: The 15th Amendment

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Virginia Humanitites

145 Ednam Drive Charlottesville, VA

With just two weeks to go before U.S. voters head to the polls again, Virginia Humanities Residential Fellow Don DeBats, head of the American Studies department at Flinders University and a history and politics scholar, takes to the podium to talk about his latest foray into digital humanities work.

DeBats is researching the individual voting patterns of whites and newly enfranchised African American men (women didn’t have the right to vote in the years immediately after the Civil War). DeBats’ data comes from two Southern counties where poll books from earlier “out-loud” voting procedures have survived.

Free and open to the public. A casual lunch will be provided.