The Right to Vote

We look at the much-contested right to vote in America: from slaves freed after the Civil War, to women's suffrage, to the civil rights movement, to today's debate over whether voters should be required to show ID at the polls. In The Right to Vote, we hear diverse voices and views -- and archival audio -- on the long battle over who is included in our democracy.

Broadcast rights now open

Available on PRX:

MP3 Click here for MP3 audition:
(Right-click to download for PCs. Control-click for Macs.)

MP3 audio is for audition only. Obtain broadcast-quality audio from Content Depot and PRX pages entitled, "Humankind: The Right to Vote".

Set of historical photos
LBJ Signing
Voices you will hear

Funded by: The Park Foundation, the Humankind Program Fund and
the S-C Group, whose charitable resources include FJC, a foundation of donor-advised funds.

For more information, contact: Steve Martin • 703-715-0827

or David Freudberg, Executive Producer • 617-489-5130

Audio engineer: Antonio Oliart-Ros. Associate Producer: Marc Kilstein. Webmaster: Brian K. Johnson.

Special thanks to: Lisa Mullins, Thomas Royal, Cathy Graham.

Library of Congress, Federal Bureau of Investigation, LBJ Presidential Library, "Voting at Walker Senior Center" by Jenni Konrad:,
"Voter ID" by NOWCastSA: