Come share a wide-ranging series of events and performances in celebration of the elimination of barriers to voting in the U.S.
Black Solidarity Day was first celebrated in 1969, when Carlos E. Russell introduced the holiday to Brooklyn College students. The day was inspired by Douglas Turner Ward’s play “Day of Absence,” which explores the consequences that would arise if all African Americans were to disappear one day. The holiday is celebrated on the Monday before Election Day to remind people of the strength and political power of African Americans.
This event is part of the ICAN collaboration project. It is sponsored by the NAACP, LSU, V.O.T.E.R. AND ICAN collaboration project.