Voter Suppression To Be Discussed At Heritage Commission Black History Event

The Johnston County Heritage Commission’s Black History Committee will stage a public forum entitled “The Fight to Vote: Re-examining Racism,” on Thursday, February 20th at 6:30pm. This event will be held in the meeting room of the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield and is open to the public.

Michael Spencer from Common Cause North Carolina will be the keynote speaker. Common Cause, a nonpartisan grassroots organization with chapters in 35 states, is dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. Making sure all eligible voters have equal access to the polls is one of  the group’s primary goals.

Following Mr. Spencer’s presentation, the audience will be allowed to weigh in on questions regarding the history of voting.

Admission is free, although donations are graciously accepted. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information call the Johnston County Heritage Center at 919-934-2836 or send an email to