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GW Experts on Voting Rights Act, Then and Now

July 09, 2015
Aug. 6 marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Experts from the George Washington University can comment on historical and contemporary elements of the law. 
 
To schedule an interview with any of these experts, contact Jason Shevrin at 202-994-5631 or jshevrin@gwu.edu
 
GW’s Flash Studio can accommodate live, remote or taped television and radio interviews.
 
Eric Arnesen, James R. Hoffa Professor of Modern American Labor History and executive associate dean for faculty affairs, is an expert on labor, race, politics and civil rights. He can comment on labor’s role in American civil rights movements. 
 
Erin D. Chapman, associate professor of history, is an expert on the history of racial and identity politics in the U.S. She can comment on African-American history and racial identity. 
 
Thomas Guglielmo, associate professor of American studies, is an expert on race and ethnicity. Dr. Guglielmo is working on his second book, “Race War: World War II and the Crisis of American Democracy.” The book addresses Americans’ struggle over the meaning and boundaries of race.
 
Calvin Warren, assistant professor of American studies, is an expert on African-American philosophy and 19th century African-American history. His latest project examines the minority position of free blacks in antebellum society.
 
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