Panel: "Show & Tell: What Can We Learn From Artifacts of California Elections?"
Take a trip back through California’s voting history in this show-and-tell led by historian Susan D. Anderson. Archivists from across the state, including the California State Archives, The African American Museum & Library, California Newsreel, and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center will present one artifact from their collection (an item related to historic elections, the vote, the struggle for representation) and discuss its significance in conversation with the moderator, followed by a Q&A. This panel is part of California Humanities's new initiative, California on the Ballot, a series of online conversations where archivists, historians, journalists, and election experts explore the role of electoral engagement – past, present, and future – in California life.
Through California On The Ballot, California Humanities invites the people of California and beyond to reflect and talk—with neighbors, historians, election experts, and more—about the past, present, and future of electoral engagement in California. To sign up for upcoming events, visit www.calhum.org.
This event is funded by the “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This event is free to the public.
The recording of this event can be viewed on the Cal Humanities YouTube channel here.