Lecturer Cindy Hooper
10/13/2012 7:51 AM
When: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Where: Edgewood College
Washburn Heritage Room
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Notes: Cindy Hooper discusses her recently released book, Conflict: African American Women and the New Dilemma of Race and Gender Politics (Praeger, 2012).
Surveying the history of black women in American politics, including their roles in both the Women’s Suffrage and Civil Rights Movements, and focusing on her research on the 2008 presidential election, Hooper ponders the extent to which African American women’s electoral decisions have been shaped by race or gender politics.
Ms. Hooper is a veteran of numerous local, state, and national political campaigns and founder of the National Organization for African-American Women, headquartered in Washington, D.C. She has a master’s degree in government from The Johns Hopkins University.