April 1, 2021

James C. Clark, senior lecturer of history, was featured in the Orlando Sentinel as a guest columnist for his insight on the unintended consequences of controlling voters through legislation. Citing key elections in 1860, 1960 and 2020, Clark paints a picture of the effects of voter suppression attempts and connects them with current legislature being debated in Florida.

“Making it more difficult to vote would set up a kind of gladiator competition to decide whose voters are most determined to navigate an obstacle course to cast ballots,” says Clark.

Read the full commentary in the Orlando Sentinel.