Shows featuring Melissa Harris Lacewell

  • Melissa Harris-Lacewell on President-Elect Obama Lacewellweb
    We speak with Melissa Harris-Lacewell about the election of Barack Obama as forty-fourth president of the United States. Lacewell is an associate professor of politics and African American atudies at Princeton University and a contributing writer at She is finishing her new book Sister Citizen: A Text for Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Politics When Being Strong Isn’t Enough....
    November 05, 2008 | Story
  • Melissa Harris-Lacewell Urges Obama to Draw on Political Rhetoric of African American Women Like Hamer, Chisholm & Jordan Lacewellwebok
    The Democratic Party is preparing to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King today ahead of Barack Obama’s nomination speech. While Obama is expected to reference King’s speech tonight, one of his longtime supporters is urging him to also draw on the political rhetoric of African American women, including Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Baker, Barbara Jordan and Shirley Chisholm. We speak with...
    August 28, 2008 | Story
  • The Politics of the Rev. Wright Controversy: A Debate with Melissa Harris-Lacewell and Adolph Reed, Jr. Wrightweb
    As the Reverend Wright controversy continues to dominate media attention, we host a debate with two guests. Melissa Harris-Lacewell is associate professor of politics and African American studies at Princeton University. A Barack Obama supporter, she was a member of the Trinity United Church, and Reverend Wright was also her pastor. And Adolph Reed, Jr. is professor of political science at the...
    April 30, 2008 | Story
  • Race and Gender in Presidential Politics: A Debate Between Gloria Steinem and Melissa Harris-Lacewell Steinharris2web
    In the race for the Democratic nomination, a victory for either Senator Hillary Clinton or Senator Barack Obama — as the first woman or African American Democratic nominee — would be unprecedented in U.S. history. We host a discussion on race and gender politics with feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem and Princeton University Professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell. [includes rush...
    January 14, 2008 | Story
  • The Youth Vote in 2008: Students Flood New Hampshire on Eve of Primary Nhstudentsweb
    Students from across the country have flooded New Hampshire on the eve of the nation’s first primary there. We speak with three Princeton University students who are campaigning for different Democratic candidates and the teacher who brought them there. [includes rush transcript]
    January 07, 2008 | Story