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Civil Rights Marchers FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010

Alabama, 1965
In commemoration of the 45th Anniversary
of the “Bloody Sunday” March

the
NAACP Legal Defense
& Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)
and
National Voting Rights
Museum and Institute

present

COUNT ON CHANGE IN 2010:


The March That Changed America... Ensuring a Complete African-American
Count In the 2010 Census
Continues 45 Years Later. 10:00-11:00 AM

and

“POST-RACIAL” AMERICA? NOT YET.


Why the Fight for Voting Rights Continues:
Reflections on the 45th Anniversary
of the Voting Rights Act
11:00-12:15 PM

WALLACE COMMUNITY COLLEGE


LDF Attorneys 3000 EARL GOODWIN PARKWAY
at the Supreme Court, 2009 SELMA, ALABAMA
Two Panels Presented By
THE NAACP LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC.
and
THE NATIONAL VOTING RIGHTS MUSEUM AND INSTITUTE

COUNT ON CHANGE IN 2010 “POST-RACIAL” AMERICA? NOT YET.


A complete count in the 2010 Census is critical to the African- Amid the excitement of President Barack Obama’s election, “post-
American community. The distribution of political power at every racial” has become a familiar buzzword, and some have asserted that
level of government depends on the full inclusion of African the work of the Voting Rights Movement is now complete. Indeed, in
Americans in the Census. a constitutional challenge that reached the Supreme Court last year,
a small Texas district argued that the election of President Obama
The 2000 Census completely missed 628,000 African Americans. rendered the protections of the Voting Rights Act unnecessary. The
Unfortunately, the African-American community is once again at risk Supreme Court rejected the invitation to find the Voting Rights Act
of an undercount in the 2010 Census, as many African Americans unconstitutional.
live in areas deemed “hard to count” by the Census Bureau and
have disproportionately been victims of the foreclosure crisis and This panel will confront the “post-racial” myth by examining both the
hurricane displacement. historical justifications and continuing need for the protections of the
Voting Rights Act.
Please join us for a discussion about how to empower yourself
and strengthen your community by ensuring complete African-
American inclusion in the 2010 Census.

www.countonchange2010.org

Cover photos courtesy of Estate of James Karales and Nina Perales