• Hanes Walton, Jr: Removing Regional Exclusion

Distinguished Visiting Scholar explores "America's Democratic Promise"

5p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
10th Floor, Large Conference Room
Rosalie K. Stahl Center, 73 Tremont St., Boston

America's Democratic Promise: Removing Regional Exclusion

Distinguished Visiting Scholar Hanes Walton, Jr. presents Part II of an intriguing series of talks on the election and possible re-election of the nation's first African American president, which sets the stage for presidents of other ethnicities and genders in the future.

Dr. Walton is professor of political science at the University of Michigan and Research Scientist at the Center for Political Studies in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College; hold a Master’s degree from Atlanta University and the Ph.D. from Howard University. He is the author and co-author of several books, book chapters, articles and essays. His books included the award winning African American Power & Politics; The Political Context Variable; Reelection: William J. Clinton as a Native-Son Presidential Candidate; The Native-Son Presidential Candidate: The Carter Vote in Georgia; When the Marching Stopped: The Politics of Civil Rights Regulatory Agencies; The Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Political Parties In American Society 2nd Ed.; Liberian Politics: The Portrait by African American Diplomat J. Milton Turner; The African Foreign Policy of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger: A Documentary Analysis.

Professor Walton is co-author of a leading textbook in the field (American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom) and editor of a volume, Black Women at the United Nations: The Politics, A Theoretical Model, and The Documents His recently finished book Remaking the Democratic Party: Lyndon B. Johnson as a Native-Son Presidential Candidate will be the third work in his trilogy on southern native-son presidents. Currently, he and two co-authors are mapping all presidential elections at the county-level from 1789-2004, and researching a work on African American elections.

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