Explore voting history & rights at Constitution Day panel event

September 10, 2018

Explore the history of voting rights at a Constitution Day panel discussion at 3 p.m. Sept. 17 in Bert Walker Hall, Room 145, on Jackson College’s Central Campus.

Student Ombudsman Jessica Houston will moderate a panel discussion on voting, and panel members will include:

  • Mayor Derek Dobies, City of Jackson – Inspiring others to engage in the voter process
  • Dr. Anthony Cleveland, associate professor of psychology – Psychology of voter persuasion
  • Bobby Beauchamp, director of Prison Education Initiative – Voting rights during/after incarceration
  • Elaine Themm, history lead faculty – History of voting rights development in the U.S.
  • Hakim Crampton, local poet, author and speaker – Voter suppression of marginalized populations

In addition to the panel discussion, the League of Women Voters will offer voter registration on site. Copies of a pocket-sized Constitution will be offered free to all who attend. Refreshments will be provided. College and community members welcome.

On Sept. 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. All Americans are encouraged to observe this important day in our nation’s history by attending local events.