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The 1901 Constitution: Questions of Race, Gender and Economic Status


Friday, August 2, 2019


On Friday August 2nd at 10am The League of Women Voters of the Tennessee Valley has a very unique and important opportunity for members and the public to learn about the history of the Alabama Constitution and how it's creators explicitly developed a system of laws that condoned and encouraged racism, oppression, and voter suppression. This critically important presentation on Alabama's Constitution will help us understand our state's long and egregious history of voter suppression and oppression of the poor, minorities, and women. Having a better historical perspective will help us understand Alabama's current political environment and enable us to find non-partisan ways to create and support positive changes, including getting more voters registered and to the polls in 2020. For the tour, we will meet at 10am in the lobby of the Museum of Art. Alabama State Archivist Scotty Kirkland will guide our group through the Constitution exhibit at the Museum. Afterwards we will adjourn to a conference room to hear a presentation by Julian Butler who is a recognized Alabama Constitution expert. We were very fortunate to have had Mr. Butler present to the League in August 2017 on Home Rule. He is a dynamic and very informative speaker! The museum tour will require museum admission or membership. The presentation is open to the public. The exact location of the follow-on presentation is to be announced.

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