What was the Voting Rights Act of 1965? How did it change the face of our nation, and how is it relevant today? Ari Berman‘s book Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, is a history of this law, and of the conflicts our country has been struggling with since its founding: who votes, who has power, and how can our government, from national to local, fulfill its ideals of being of, by, and for the people – all the people.
Ari Berman is an award-winning journalist and author of two books; his most recent is Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. He has written for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Nation, and The Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and commentator on MSNBC and NPR.