‘A Voteless People is a Hopeless People’ exhibit opens at BCRI

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) has a new exhibit focusing on the continuing struggle for voting rights.

The exhibit, called “A Voteless People is a Hopeless People,” honors Alabama voting rights pioneer W.C. Patton.

In 2005, Patton’s family donated several artifacts collected from his office for the exhibit.

It uses his life as a means of examining the ongoing struggle for voting rights in the United States.

“We are doing a summer series in June, July and august on why voting matters and this Thursday we are actually going to have a panel on why youth votes matter,” said Kendall Chew, Education Department Assistant at the BCRI.

The exhibit will be on display through September 20.

Copyright 2015 WIAT 42 News.

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