One of the most important rights in a democracy is the right to vote. Yet this essential right was denied to African Americans for many years even after slavery ended. Many methods were used to disenfranchise African Americans and reduce the voter impact. The threat remains real. Voting rights are still being denied to people of color, impoverished people, less-educated people and people convicted of a crime. This podcast will take you through the history of the threats to African American voters from the end of slavery to the present. And the podcast will conclude by helping you to identify threats to your right to vote and how you can protect this important right for yourself and others.