University of Rochester

University Scholar Featured at Civil Rights Commemoration

May 9, 1995

Harold Stanley, professor of political science, was one of four panelists who discussed voter participation and registration at the National Civil Rights Museum's Third Commemorative Symposium in Memphis, Tennessee.

Stanley was part of a panel that included the Rev. Jesse Jackson, South Carolina Attorney General Charles Condon, and scholar Frances Fox Piven. The panel, which met April 4, discussed such issues as minority redistricting, congressional term limits, voter participation and the political representation of women and minorities.

The National Civil Rights museum, which opened in 1991, is housed in the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. The museum houses exhibits on such topics as the Montgomery bus boycott, student sit-ins, and the march on Washington.

Stanley's expertise is in national election politics. He is the author of several books including Vital Statistics on American Politics published by Congressional Quarterly Press in 1992.