September 06, 2012

Media Availability -- Race and Politics Lecture

Reporters, photographers and camera crews are welcome to attend an availability today, Thursday, Sept. 6, with two leading political scientists who will discuss race, politics and the 2012 election this evening at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Former U.S. Rep. Glen Browder, D-Ala., and Artemesia F. Stanberry, an assistant professor of political science at North Carolina Central University, will be available for interviews at 1:30 p.m., in the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute lobby.  Director David Yepsen will host the event.

Browder and Stanberry are co-authors of the 2010 book, "Stealth Reconstruction: An Untold Story of Racial Politics in Recent Southern History," which examines the biracial cooperation of some white politicians and black leaders in the aftermath of the Civil Rights movement.

Browder and Stanberry will offer their perspectives on "Race, Politics, and the 2012 Elections," at 7 p.m., in Student Center Ballrooom D.

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute is sponsoring the lecture.

For more information, contact Matt Baughman, associate director, at 618/453-4009 or 618/201-0082.