The Voting Rights Act: Then and Now A Martin Luther King Day Program at Scotch Plains Public Library

On Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 16, 2017, at 1:00 pm at Scotch Plains Public Library, Ryan P. Haygood, president and CEO of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, will speak about the Voting Rights Act, which is widely recognized as the crowning achievement of the Civil Rights Movement. This past November marked the first presidential election in more than 50 years without the heart of the Voting Rights Act in place. 

For the third year in a row, this program will be jointly sponsored by the Scotch Plains Public Library and Social Justice Matters, Inc., a local grassroots non-profit. Registration is required, as space is limited.  Interested individuals can register through the library web site, http://www.scotlib.org or through the Martin Luther King Day of Service web site, www.spfmlkday.wildapricot.org. Phone registration is also accepted during library hours: (908) 322-5007, ext. 204.

For a full list of Scotch Plains-Fanwood Martin Luther King Day of Service events throughout the community, go to www.spfmlkday.wildapricot.org

Contact Information
  1. Pamela Brooks
  2. 908 322 5007
  3. pbrooks@scotlb.org
Mon, January 16
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Add to My Calendar 01/16/2017 1:00pm 01/16/2017 2:30pm America/New_York The Voting Rights Act: Then and Now A Martin Luther King Day Program at Scotch Plains Public Library

On Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 16, 2017, at 1:00 pm at Scotch Plains Public Library, Ryan P. Haygood, president and CEO of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, will speak about the Voting Rights Act, which is widely recognized as the crowning achievement of the Civil Rights Movement. This past November marked the first presidential election in more than 50 years without the ...

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