Carol Anderson

Cindy Seip

Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. She is the author of White Rage, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, Bourgeois Radicals, and Eyes off the Prize. She was named a Guggenheim Fellow for Constitutional Studies. Her book, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy (Bloomsbury Publishing) has been named a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award, and has been nominated for the National Book Award. In One Person, No Vote, Anderson chronicles a history of the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965, also known as the Shelby ruling. Focusing on the aftermath of Shelby, Anderson follows the astonishing story of government-dictated racial discrimination unfolding before our very eyes as more and more states adopt voter suppression laws. In gripping, enlightening detail she explains how voter suppression works, from photo ID requirements to gerrymandering to poll closures. In a powerful new afterword, she examines the repercussions of the 2018 midterm elections. And with vivid characters, she explores the resistance: the organizing, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans. She is also the author of One Person, No Vote (YA edition): How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally (Bloomsbury YA), an edition written specifically for a young adult audience that chronicles the history of the rollbacks to African American participation with a younger audience in mind.