MEDIA ADVISORY — Author, civil rights leader Carol Anderson to speak in Cleveland on National Voter Registration Day

Distinguished historian, author and civil rights thought leader Carol Anderson will make appearances in Cleveland September 25 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 Cleveland. 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.

September 25 (National Voter Registration Day)

11:45 a.m.
Cleveland State University
Roberta Steinbacher Atrium- Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
1717 Euclid Avenue

7 p.m.
Alpha Education and Leadership Development Center
2820 E. 116th Street

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.