Fauntroy Lecture at Chilmark Public Library
I'm happy to announce that I will give a lecture on my book Republicans and the Black Vote on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 5:00 PM at the Chilmark Public Library in Chilmark, Massachusetts. Stop by if you're able.
From the promotional flier --
Republicans and the Black Vote examines the complicated relationship between a political party and a constituency from which it receives little support. The book relies on interviews and a review of the historical record to explain the GOPs early lock on Black voters, how they lost Black support, how policy positions and political symbolism combine to repel Black voters, and how the party can overcome its current position in the Black community.
Professor Fauntroy is an assistant professor of public policy at George Mason University (GMU), where he teaches courses in civil rights policy and American government and specializes in race and American politics and African American political behavior. Prior to joining the faculty at GMU, he was an analyst in American national government at the Congressional Research Service (CRS). At CRS, he provided research and consultations for members and committees of Congress. From 1993 to 1996, he was a civil rights analyst at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, where he conducted research on major civil rights issues.
Fauntroy is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and The Cliff Kelley Show on WVON-AM in Chicago. He is a continuing media presence commenting and analyzing national issues. He has been heard or seen on national radio and television networks such as ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (Evening News and The Early Show), CNN (American Morning), MSNBC (Hardball), Fox News (Hannity and Colmes), NBC (Nightly News and Today), Comcast (Your Morning), National Public Radio (Talk of the Nation, Tell Me More, and News and Notes), and XM Satellite Radio (POTUS '08).
Books will be available for purchase at the event.