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From Plato to NATO

A visit with Marvin Overby, Professor, Political Science

By Jessica Huang
Published: - Topics: African American advertising LGBT political campaign nation building

African-American Politics


Overby’s research in the realm of African-American politics has caused him to draw some disheartening conclusions. He says that African-American politicians who have been elected to represent constituencies with serious problems make promises that they sometimes can’t deliver on. And when that happens, it can perpetuate the political disinterest of African Americans.