Benjamin Barber is an intern with the Institute for Southern Studies. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina. Benjamin previously interned with the Equal Justice Initiative in Alabama and served as the historian for the North Carolina NAACP Youth and College Division.
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Sunday, March 29, 2020
Safeguarding Elections Amid a Pandemic
As the U.S. continues to grapple with the unfolding COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the 2020 presidential campaign has come to a standstill, and some states have been forced to postpone their primary elections over concern that in-person voting could accelerate the spread of the virus. While Florida...
Saturday, March 30, 2019
The Partisan Gerrymandering Cases That Could Shape the Future of Southern Politics
The 2018 midterm elections resulted in a surge in turnout for Democratic voters across the South, but the increase in Democratic participation didn't translate directly to an increase in Democratic power because of gerrymandering — the drawing of electoral district lines to benefit one party or...