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Celebrating a Legacy of Excellence

Join us for an afternoon of celebration and conversation as we honor our 2024 Scholarship recipients

with our featured author

The Honorable Eric Holder

“For anyone who cares about voting rights, Eric Holder’s new book is essential reading. It tells the story of our long, sometimes frustrating, but ultimately hopeful journey towards a more perfect union—and offers great advice for the road ahead.” – Barack Obama



OUR UNFINISHED MARCH: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote—A History, a Crisis, a Plan by Eric Holder, former U.S. Attorney General and current chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, and New York Times bestselling author Sam Koppelman, presents a chronicle of the brutal, bloody, and at times hopeful history of the vote; a frontlines account of how opponents are fighting to take it away; and a powerful playbook for how we can save our democracy before it’s too late.


“This book is about the most important issue that this nation has continually faced: the attack on our right to vote. The current situation has only become more dire since Sam and I started writing a year ago,” said Attorney General Holder, “but while it’s been a devastating past few months in this latest fight, Our Unfinished March isn’t a pessimistic book. It’s a hopeful and realistic one—about how we only became a democracy in the first place because, at moments exactly like this, people committed to making real the right to vote refused to give up. And that’s the task before us once again: doing the long, hard work of making sure America can finally become a country where every voice is heard and where every vote is counted.”


In Our Unfinished March, Holder takes readers through three dramatic stories of how the vote was won: first by white men, through violence and insurrection; then by white women, through protests and mass imprisonments; and finally, by African Americans, in the face of lynchings and terrorism. Next, he dives into how the vote has been stripped away since Shelby—a case in which Holder was one of the parties. He ends with visionary chapters on how we can reverse this tide of voter suppression, transform undemocratic institutions like the Senate, the Electoral College, and the Supreme Court, and finally become a true democracy.


Eric Holder is a civil rights leader who is chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. He served as the eighty-second attorney general of the United States, the first African American to hold that office. Now a senior counsel at Covington & Burling, he lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Dr. Sharon Malone. The couple have three children.


Capital One Hall

7750 Capital One Tower Rd,

Tysons, VA 22102


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