Assistant Professor Charlotte Brathwaite was Awarded Magic Grant for 2018-2019

"Barack Obama’s two Presidential campaigns were defined, in part by the black voters they brought to the polls. In both 2008 and 2012, African-American women voted at a higher rate than any other demographic group in the country. But the latest analyses show that in 2016, African-Americans voted at a lower rate than any other group. Magic Grantees June Cross, a Documentary Filmmaker, and Charlotte Brathwaite, a Theater Director, will explore how foreign interference, gerrymandering, and domestic legal challenges like including voter ID laws combined to suppress the black vote in 2016." Read More

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