February 15, 2012 | By wonkum |
On February 21, Derek Musgrove will be discussing and signing copies of his book, Rumor, Repression, and Racial Politics: How the Harassment of Black Elected Officials Shaped Post-Civil Rights America.
The event will take place at Busboys and Poets located at 2021 14th Street NW, Washington DC, 20001 and is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
Musgrove’s book documents how African Americans gained access to electoral politics in the mid-1960s but continues the discussion into what happened next. Musgrove examines the state and news media repression alleged by back elected officials to gain new insight into the role of race in U.S. polit ics from 1965 to 1995.
The book has already received critical acclaim, being heralded as “a real gem providing fresh insight into African American political thought and behavior, illuminating the role of rumor and conspiracy theory in post-1960s racial politics, and elucidating African Americans’ changing relationship with the state.”
To purchase your own copy of Rumor, Repression and Racial Politics, the book is available here.