The Bethel Literary and Historical Society sponsored a dynamic dialogue and exchange of information and ideas on Thursday, February 16, 2012, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Harvard Black Alumni Society, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Bethel Literary and Historical Society presented The Fierce Urgency of Now: Stand Up, Be Counted in 2012. This inaugural panel discussion brought together a distinguished panel of experts to discuss Voting Rights issues and the importance of the 2012 elections for African Americans. Featured panelists included the Honorable Terri Sewell, Ron Christie, and Ifeomasinachi Ike, Esq. with guest moderator, Spencer Overton.