The Citizenship Project

The Fight to Vote: Black Voter Suppression in Tennessee

Episode 6 | 27m 29s | Video has closed captioning.

A documentary about how the right to vote has evolved in the U.S., specifically in Tennessee and the South. Focusing mainly on the challenges poor and Black people faced getting access to the ballot box in the decades after the Civil War, this program aims to spur discussion about voting rights today and why voter turnout remains low in some parts of the country, even for presidential elections.

Aired: 02/22/21

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

NPT’s The Citizenship Project is made possible by the support of Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area and Dell Technologies.