Civil Rights Historian to Speak in Hickory on March 27
On Current State of Minority Voting Rights
Peyton McCrary, Ph.D., recently retired as a historian in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will speak on “The Current State of Minority Voting Rights” at a public forum on March 27.
The forum will be at 7 p.m. at the Patrick Beaver Library, 375 3rd St. NE, Hickory.
One of his last assignments was working on the federal voting rights trial in Winston-Salem in 2015. His role was researching the issues, helping with expert witnesses, and helping attorney prepare for cross-examining opposing experts.
He was with the Department of Justice for 26 years. Previously, during his career as a college professor, he testified as an expert witness in 14 voting rights cases. His Ph.D. in history is from Princeton University.
The forum is being sponsored by the Catawba County Democratic Party, the League of Women Voters, and the Catawba County Branch of the NAACP.