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February 28, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST


As we approach the end of Black History Month, it is essential we continue examining the history of slavery and its devastating legacy, in order to achieve true racial justice. On February 28th, we will host Examining the Shameful History of Black Voter Disenfranchisement, a virtual discussion from 3-4 PM ET, which will be moderated by FCCP’s Executive Director, LaShanda A. Jackson and will feature Professor of American Constitutional and African-American History at the University of New Orleans, Dr. Raphael Cassimere Jr.

Dr. Cassimere was the first Black instructor at the University of New Orleans, and had helped lead boycotts as president of the NAACP Youth Council during the civil rights movement in the early 60s and 70s. Dr. Cassimere will unpack the history of disenfranchisement of Black voters, particularly through laws passed during the rise of Jim Crow that disenfranchised individuals with criminal convictions. Understanding this history is critical to understanding present day fights to restore voting rights to criminal legal system-impacted voters, a fight we’ll be examining in depth at our April Convening in New Orleans.

If you have any questions, please email our Program Coordinator, Jenna Patel at jpatel@funderscommittee.org. We hope you can join us on February 28th!

This event is co-sponsored by Philanthropy New York.


As with all FCCP events, the subject matter is strictly limited to non-partisan discussion as outlined in the agenda.