MEDIA ADVISORY–Author, civil rights leader Carol Anderson to speak at The Ohio State University


Distinguished historian, author and civil rights thought leader Carol Anderson will make an appearance in Columbus on September 26 to discuss the impact of voter suppression on democracy.


Carol Anderson, who earned her Ph.D. in history from The Ohio State University, is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of the New York Times bestseller, White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation’s Divide.

Her latest book, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy, released September 11, and will be the focus of her discussions in Columbus. One Person, No Vote follows the story of government-dictated racial discrimination through the adoption of state voter suppression laws and explains how voter suppression works, from photo ID requirements to gerrymandering to poll closures.


Noon, September 26

The Ohio State University
Moritz College of Law
55 W 12th Avenue

Photo/interview opportunities:

  • Interviews with Dr. Anderson
  • Interviews with representatives from voting rights groups (including student representatives)


All Voting is Local fights for the right to vote through a unique combination of data-driven organizing, advocacy and communications. It is a collaborative campaign housed at The Leadership Conference Education Fund, in conjunction with Access Democracy; the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation; the American Constitution Society; the Campaign Legal Center; and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.