William Boone

Clark Atlanta University

William Boone is a political science professor at Clark Atlanta University.

William Boone appears in the following:

Civil War Anniversary: Celebration of Confederacy or Segregation Reminder?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. For whites in the south, the anniversary marks the start of a proud military engagement. For blacks in the south, the war led to the end of slavery and the start of the civil rights movement. And while celebrations for the event will be grand in scale and scope, this year's commemoration will not reverberate nationally as it did during the centennial. How do the two anniversaries compare? 

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Can Black Voters Tip the Scales for the Democrats?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

In 2008, African-American voters came out in record numbers to vote for Barack Obama. This week, President Obama began a media push to reach out to those same voters, appearing as a call-in guest on The Tom Joyner Show and the Al Sharpton Show, among others. But will it be possible to convince previously excited "Yes We Can" supporters to vote, even without Obama on the ballot?

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Atlanta's Mayoral Race Heads to a Runoff

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

After yesterday's election, Atlanta Councilwoman Mary Norwood and State Senator Kasim Reed will square off in a runoff to become the city's mayor. If she wins, Ms. Norwood would become the city's first white mayor in a generation. William Boone is a political science professor at Clark Atlanta University, and he gives us a look at the role of race in the city's mayoral contest.

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Around the nation with The Takeaway: Atlanta and Detroit

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

This morning The Takeaway is reaching out across the country to see how the inauguration is resonating in local communities. We'll start with Detroit and Atlanta, majority black cities with rich African-American cultural traditions. William Boone, professor of political science at Clark Atlanta University, and Sarah Hulett, Detroit reporter for Michigan Radio, join John and Adaora with perspectives on the inauguration and their home towns.

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Georgia races

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

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Georgia Senate race

Monday, October 20, 2008

Until recently, Georgia's Senate race seemed like a shoo-in for Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss. But the state's economic woes have given a boost to Democratic challenger Jim Martin, who is beginning to seem like the candidate that may usher in Georgia's shift from away from a Republican stronghold.

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