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Law, politics, and African Americans in Washington, DC.


Law, politics, and African Americans in Washington, DC.

Ed. by Abdul Karim Bangura and Alice K. Thomas.

Cognella Academic Publishing


245 pages



The sixth in a series of books on Washington, DC, to come out of special seminars conducted in the department of political science at Howard U., this volume explores the interconnections between local law and politics in the nation's capital as it concerns the lives of its majority ethnic population, African Americans. Editors Bangura (political science, Howard U.) and Thomas (a doctoral candidate in sociology at Howard U.) have structured the proceedings thematically, with the opening period-based chapters examining slavery, reconstruction, Jim Crow, civil rights, and affirmative action; a second set of organizationally-focused chapters examining the activities of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the National Conference of Black Lawyers, the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association, and Black Lawyers for Justice; and a final set of papers discussing the institutionally-thematic topics of litigants and law, police, lawyers, interest groups, the court system, the legislative process, and the bureaucracy.

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