Juneteenth Film Screening of "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote" 

June 16, 2020

Every election year, thousands of people of color are denied their right to vote due to tactics such as purged voter lists and voter ID laws. Register on Juneteenth* (June 19). "Suppressed: The Fight To Vote," explores the voter suppression tactics used by Brian Kemp in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election.

The film begins at 3:15 pm with a discussion directly after at 4pm. The panel will be led by José Woss, FCNL.org’s legislative manager on criminal justice and election integrity for the Friends Committee on National Legislation which is presenting this showing.

Go to: fcnl.org/qwc-stream when the event is set to begin. Or call: 646 558 8656. Webinar ID: 854 441 827#. 

*Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day,Jubilee Day and Cel-Liberation Day is an American holiday celebrated annually on June 19. It commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union general Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had formally freed them almost two and a half years earlier, and the American Civil War had largely ended with the defeat of the Confederate States in April, Texas was the most remote of the slave states, with a low presence of Union troops, so enforcement of the proclamation had been slow and inconsistent. 

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