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Beto O’Rourke presented by Four Seasons Books and the Stubblefield Institute

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With Four Seasons Books

The Stubblefield Institute is partnering with Four Seasons Books to present Beto O’Rouke. He will speak about his new book: “We’ve Got to Try: How the fight for voting rights makes everything else possible.”

This is a discussion and book signing event.  The event is free, though reservations are required.  Books may be pre-ordered for $20, or purchased on site.

Zoom Link

This event is sold out, but you can view it via Zoom:
Topic: Beto O’Rourke | We’ve Got to Try
When: Mar 4, 2024 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Presented by Four Seasons Books and The Stubblefield Institute. 
Beto O’Rourke, author of, “We’ve Got to Try: How the fight for voting rights makes everything else possible,” will discuss his book at the Frank Arts Center Theater at Shepherd University.Four Seasons Books:
The Stubblefield Institute for Civil Political Communications:

Who should attend this event?

The Beto O’Rourke event sponsored with Four Seasons Books is appropriate for everyone.

  • Members of the local community
  • Alumni
  • Students, staff, and faculty
  • Friends and family of students, staff, and faculty

Beto O’Rourke

Beto O’Rourke is a fourth-generation Texan, born and raised in El Paso. There he has served as a small business owner, a city council representative and a member of Congress. He founded and currently leads Powered by People. This Texas-based organization works to expand democracy and produce Democratic victories through voter registration and direct voter engagement. 

About the book

In “We’ve Got To Try,” O’Rourke shines a spotlight on the heroic life and work of Dr. Lawrence Aaron Nixon and the west Texas town where he made his stand. The son of an enslaved man, Nixon grew up in the Confederate stronghold of Marshall, Texas before moving to El Paso, becoming a civil rights leader, and helping to win one of the most significant civil and voting rights victories in American history: the defeat of the all-white primary.

Dr. Nixon’s fight for the ballot spanned 20 years and twice took him to the U.S. Supreme Court. With heart, eloquence, and powerful storytelling, O’Rourke weaves together Nixon’s story with those of other great Texans who changed the course of voting rights and improved America’s democracy. While connecting voting rights and democracy to the major issues of our time, O’Rourke also shares what he saw, heard, and learned while on his own journey throughout the 254 counties of his home state.  

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Frank Arts Center Theater
260 University Dr
Shepherdstown, 25443 United States
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