Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair
of African American Studies at Emory University. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller White Rage, which won the National Book
Critics Circle Award, Bourgeois Radicals,
and Eyes off the Prize. She lives in
One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy
Finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction; long listed for the National Book Award in Nonfiction; Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Washington Post, Boston Globe, NPR, Bustle, BookRiot, and New York Public Library.
In her New York Times bestseller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With One Person, No Vote, she chronicles a related history: the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Known as the Shelby ruling, this decision effectively allowed districts with a demonstrated history of racial discrimination to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice. 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. And with vivid characters, she explores the resistance: the organizing, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans.