Lennie Chism's Conversation with Marion Barry, Voting Rights, Past, Present, Future, Our Struggle
October 15, 2012
The impact of the 2010 Census on the House of Representatives, Gains/Losses of Congressional Seats, the Redrawing of the Election Districts. At issue is whether evidence of racial discrimination from 40 or 50 years ago should be used to justify continued election monitoring. As Black Americans go through struggles in the United States still in 2011, fighting for Civil Rights and a fair playing field -- we must remember the struggle is not over.
Marion Barry, In the 1960s he was involved in the Civil Rights Movement, serving as the first president of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Despite his history of political and legal controversies, Barry remains a figure of enormous popularity and influence on the local political scene of Washington D.C. — at Washington DC Sept 2010.
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