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NAACP official discusses political threat to black Americans

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, 4:30 p.m. 16 Robertson Hall

NAACP official and writer Lee Daniels will discuss his new book, "Last Chance: The Political Threat to Black America," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in 16 Robertson Hall.

In his book, Daniels argues that many hopes of the civil rights movement have not been realized and that the 2008 presidential election may be the last chance for black Americans to retain a significant political presence.

Daniels is the director of communications at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's Legal Defense and Educational Fund. He previously was a reporter for WGBH-TV in Boston, The Washington Post and The New York Times as well as publications director for the National Urban League, where he edited its annual report on "The State of Black America."

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. It will be followed by a book signing.

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