Sharon Austin is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. She earned a doctorate in political science in 1993. She then taught in the Pan African Studies Department at the University of Louisville and later in Political Science/African American Studies Departments at the Universities of Missouri and Florida. She now specialize in African American Studies and minority politics.
On Apr. 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while assisting striking sanitation workers. Back then, over a half century ago, the wholesale racial integration required by the 1964 Civil Rights Act was just beginning to chip away at discrimination in education, jobs and public facilities. Black voters had only […]