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August 25, 2008

Student Researchers Explore Black Political Divides at Democratic Convention

CONTACT: Kavan Peterson
Phone: 410-455-1896
Email: kavan@umbc.edu

BALTIMORE – Tyson King-Meadows, a professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), will lead a team of student researchers at the Democratic National Convention in Denver August 25-29 to conduct a research project on African-American politics.

3kg60i4ieuqf7.jpegSupported by a $16,000 grant from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), King-Meadows’ team of six student researchers will attend the convention’s Black Caucus meetings and conduct one-on-one interviews with its members.

King-Meadows said the surveys are designed to explore generational divides among African-American political leaders that emerged during the fiercely contested Democratic presidential primaries.

He intends to use the research to write a book exploring the current state of black politics in America.

King-Meadows is author of “Devolution and Black State Legislators: Challenges and Choices in the Twenty-first Century,” and an authority on Congress, African-American politics and electoral behavior.

Posted by kavan at August 25, 2008 9:33 AM