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Belafonte, historians reflect on civil rights, Selma at Chancellor’s Lecture

Jan. 14, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Michael Beschloss joined Harry Belafonte Jan. 13 for a far-reaching conversation on the history, legality and politics surrounding the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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Harry Belafonte, historians discuss anniversary of Voting Rights Act

Dec. 19, 2014—Legendary performer and social activist Harry Belafonte, award-winning historian Michael Beschloss and Harvard professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed will appear at Vanderbilt Jan. 13 for a conversation marking the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

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Supreme Court wrap up: Constitutional expert explains why the Court ‘got the law right’

Jul. 1, 2013—One of the nation’s top scholars on constitutional law, Vanderbilt law school professor Suzanna Sherry, the Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law, explains why she thinks the Supreme Court successfully followed the law.

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Constitutional law expert comments on controversial Supreme Court Voting Rights Act decision

Jun. 28, 2013—Suzanna Sherry's op-ed about the deeply divided Supreme Court decision to strike down what was considered the government’s strongest legal tool to stop voting discrimination appeared on the Washington Post website on June 25.

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