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Prof. Charles McKinney Publishes USA TODAY Column on African Americans in the Republican Party

Publication Date: 3/17/2014

Dr. Charles McKinney, associate professor of history and director of African American Studies at Rhodes, has published a column in USA TODAY about African Americans in the Republican Party during the 1950s and 1960s with focus on George Washington Lee, a stalwart in black Republican circles.

McKinney writes, “Much like Michael Steele and others black moderates who struggle to strike a racial balance in the GOP today, Lee fought to maintain an increasingly tenuous balance between racial moderates and conservatives.”

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Tags: Africana Studies, History, Faculty

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