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Adri Elle Silva edited this page Jul 12, 2024 · 19 revisions

Welcome to the TN-disenfranchisement-2024 wiki!

Summary of Project

An estimated 450,000 to 470,000 individuals in Tennessee are being denied their right to vote due to incarceration, disproportionately affecting Black voters. We are partnering with The Free the Vote Coalition and Free Hearts to determine which counties are the most affected by disenfranchisement.

Final Product

Once the project concludes, we will include the link to our final product here.

Project Contributors:

Project Partners:

  • Sewanee DataLab, a Data Science for Social Justice Summer Fellowship Program
  • Free Hearts, a Tennessee state-wide organization founded by formerly incarcerated women that provides support, education, and advocacy for families impacted by incarceration
  • Free the Vote Coalition, a a state-wide grassroots network anchored by Free Hearts
  • Dr. Sekou Franklin, a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)