Juneteenth Briefing - June 17, 2021
Start: Thursday, June 17, 2021• 8:00 PM • Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
This is a virtual event
Join Andrea Miller to and meet 4 generations of Black Civil Rights activists from Virginia and Georgia.
Dr. William Ferguson "Fergie" Reid is a Virginia physician, politician and civil rights activist. He co-founded the Richmond Crusade for Voters in 1956. The Crusade raised money to pay poll taxes, taught the Constitution so voters could pass the literacy and Constitution test. In 1966 Fergie became the first African American elected to the Virginia General Assembly since Reconstruction. Fergie and his son actively recruited candidates for the Virginia 2021 House election.
Cliff Albright is the co-founder of Black Voters Matter. In 2017 he mobilized Black voters during the US Senate race between Doug Jones and Roy Moore. In 2018, Cliff and the BVM team travelled throughout seven southern states in "The Blackest Bus in America" energizing voters and exposing voter suppression. Currently, Black Voters Matter is organizing a Freedom Ride from Mississippi to Washington, DC for Juneteenth.
Evan Malborough is a native of Smyrna, Georgia, He is a 2020 graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in Public Policy and a minor in cello performance. At GSU, Evan was a founding member of Vote Everywhere GSU. Evan is the founder of the Georgia Youth Poll Worker Project where he recruited 1,000 poll workers to work the 2020 General election and runoff. Finally, Evan is a writer who has been published in Forbes, Blavity, Teen Vogue and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
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