Emory Book Release

The era of post-Civil Rights Black politics didn’t start with Barack Obama, and they won’t end with the 44th president. That’s the message of  “Whose Black Politics? Cases in Post-Racial Black Leadership,” a new compilation of groundbreaking scholarship from Emory University political scientist Andra Gillespie.

In the book, just published by Routledge Press, contributors explore the contemporary cohort of black political leaders who came of age after the Civil Rights era who have been defined through the election of President Obama. While race may tie them together, the case studies from scholars around the country reveal philosophical and practical differences in how they view the world – and the importance of their own racial identity.

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Cory Booker: Lucretia Holden
Yvette Clarke: United States Congress
Artur Davis: United States Congress
Keith Ellison: United States Congress
Adrian Fenty: dbking on Flickr
Harold Ford Jr: United States Congress
Jesse Jackson Jr: United States Congress
Kwame Kilpatrick: Dave Hogg from Royal Oak, MI on Flickr
Barack Obama: Pete Souza, The Obama-Biden Transition Project
Deval Patrick: Scott LaPiere on Flickr
Michael Steele: Steele for Chairman
Andra Gillespie: Lucretia Holden
Book Cover: Routledge Press
Contributor Photographs: Provided by the contributors