Take Black the Vote

August 6th marked the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. We kicked-off INTO ACTION with a powerful set of programs that focused on building black power, honoring the legacy and the ongoing work to tackle voter suppression and for voting rights, particularly for the BIPOC community.

In the legacy of the great cultural movement that drove the Voting Rights Act, we celebrated this day with high profile speakers, thought-provoking panel discussions, intimate interviews, musical performances, spoken word, and visual art – mixing the wisdom of our elder organizers with the next generation of leaders taking the reins to fight for justice.


John Legend

Artist & Activist


Artist & Activist

Stacey Abrams

Founder of Fair Fight Action


Artist, Actor & Activist

Chuck D

Founding Member Public Enemy

Billy Porter

Artist, Actor & Activist

Kendrick Sampson

Actor, Activist & Producer

Ashlee Marie Preston

Media Personality & Cultural Commentator