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Lake Wales History Museum Virtual Speaker Series: African American Politics with Sharon Austin


Lake Wales History Museum Virtual Speaker Series: African American Politics with Sharon Austin

Join the Lake Wales History Museum for a presentation by Sharon Austin organized as part of their lecture series to complement the exhibition African American Voices of Lake Wales. Dr. Austin will examine the social and political relationships among African Americans and people of black Caribbean descent. Other topics include Haitian political behavior, general African American political behavior, and the history and politics of black women. Sharon Wright Austin is Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. Her research focuses on African-American women’s political behavior, African-American mayoral elections, rural African-American political activism, and African-American political behavior. She is the author of Race, Power, and Political Emergence in Memphis (Garland 2000); The Transformation of Plantation Politics in the Mississippi Delta: Black Politics, Concentrated Poverty, and Social Capital in the Mississippi Delta (State University of New York Press 2006); and The Caribbeanization of Black Politics: Race, Group Consciousness, and Political Participation in America (State University of New York Press 2018).

This program is free to the public and reservations are encouraged: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87214210198?pwd=b3FHMEZCRWczdEVIc2duKzRTeEdLdz09

This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project grant in partnership with the Lake Wales History Museum.

Events Details:

Date/time: November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Presented By:

Sharon Austin, Professor of Political Science, University of Florida

Event Fee:

Free

Event Type:

Virtual/Online

Event Contact:

Event Contact:

Jennifer D’hollander
Phone:
(863) 676-1759
Email:
jdhollander@lakewalesfl.gov

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