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Dr. Michael K. Fauntroy to speak at Johnson C. Smith University

Charlotte, N.C., February 2, 2012 —  Dr. Michael K. Fauntroy, associate professor at George Mason School of Public Policy, will present a free public lecture, “Black Politics: A Call to Action,” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 at Johnson C. Smith University.

The lecture will take place in Biddle Hall on the University campus, 100 Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte. The lecture is part of  the university’s  lecture series entitled Democracy 2012: The Road to Charlotte.

Fauntroy is an associate professor at George Mason School of Public Policy, where he teaches courses on civil rights policy, urban policy and American government. He previously served as an analyst in American national government at the Congressional Research Service. He has conducted extensive research on major civil rights issues as an analyst with the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

He is author of “Republicans and the Black Vote” and  “Home Rule or House Rule? Congress and the Erosion of Local Governance in the District of Columbia.”

A regular contributor to media outlets, Fauntroy has appeared in such publications as The Huffington Post, The Washington Times and The Chicago Defender. He has been featured on network television programs including “World News Tonight,” the “CBS Evening News” and CNN’s “American Morning.”

Founded in 1867, Johnson C. Smith University is the premier independent urban liberal arts university located in the heart of Charlotte, N.C. It offers a progressive liberal arts curriculum with 26 fields of study to nearly 1,500 students. The University prepares students for success through excellent academic programs with a focus on servant leadership, civic engagement and global responsibility.          

Contact:
Jennifer Gaskins
Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing
704.330.1338  jgaskins@jcsu.edu

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