WEBPAGE for POL 333
Chris Grant, Ph.D.
Have the nation's politics been "southern-ized?"
Can you match the contemporary southern politician with his/her picture?
|Democrat turned Republican Amy Tuck is Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi and is the second woman ever to be elected statewide in that state.||With Charlie Crist inaugurated Governor of Florida in 2007, Republicans may have some advantages in the 2008 Presidential race in the Sunshine State.||U.S. Representative Shelia Jackson-Lee, of Texas, holds the Houston seat that was once held by Barbara Jordan.||Blanche Lincoln, of Arkansas, is the youngest woman ever elected to the Senate. She is also the mother of twins.|
|As Attorney General of Georgia, Thurbert Baker, is the highest ranking African-American official in the state.||Sonny Perdue became the first Republican to become governor of Georgia since 1868 when he was elected to office in 2002.||Reelected with 62% of the vote in 2006, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is the longest serving Cuban-American in the U.S. House of Representatives.||After Strom Thurmond of South Carolina retired at the age of 100, Lindsay Graham succeeded him in the U.S. Senate.|
|.Son of a U.S. Senator, Al Gore, Jr. lost his home state of Tennessee in 2000 and as result lost the presidency.||After a close loss in 2006, many Tennessee political observers think that Harold Ford, Jr. still has a bright future.||Virginia Senator John Warner was once married to actress Elizabeth Taylor||YOU...maybe you will make this square!|
|CLASS DOCUMENTS||YOU-TUBE LINKS HEAR THEM FOR REAL||YOU-TUBE LINKS HEAR THEM FOR REAL||Georgia Government Officials|
|Syllabus||Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)||Huey Long "Every Man a King"||Gov. Sonny Perdue (R)|
|Term Paper Guidelines||Thurbert Baker (D-GA)||Herman Talmadge Part 1, Part 2||Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle (R)|
|From the Pew...(ppt)||Sonny Perdue (R-GA)||George Wallace '68 Pres Campaign||Att. Gen. Thurbert Baker (D)|
|Shelia Jackson-Lee (D-TX)||Ann Richards Memorial Video||Sec of State Karen Handel (R)|
|Al Gore (D-TN)||Strom Thurmond '48 Campaign, Grits||Ag Com Tommy Irwin (D)|
|Alabama||Arkansas||Charlie Crist (R-FL)||Jimmy Carter '76 Campaign, WML||Ins Com John Oxendine (R)|
|Georgia||Florida||Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)||George W. Bush '04 Campaign||Sch Supt. Kathy Cox (R)|
|Louisiana||North Carolina||Lindsay Graham (R-SC)||Florida Governors Bush, Graham, McKay...||Lab Com Mike Thurmond (D)|
|Mississippi||Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN)||Bill Clinton '92 Campaign Speech||H Spkr Glenn Richardson (R)|
|South Carolina||Tennessee||"Just Not Right"||Lucy Baxley '06 Campaign||HMin Ldr DuBose Porter (D)|
|Texas||"King Rat"||Bob Riley '06 Campaign||S Min Ldr Robert Brown (D)|
Note that the links below are a compendium of views and resources on Southern Politics. They are not endorsed by either Mercer University or the instructor of this course; but are offered merely as resources for students to explore issues affecting the region and various opinions regarding them.
Southern Regional Education Board...a consortium of southern states devoted to research on improving education.
John Shelton Reed...a prolific University of North Carolina sociologist with humorous and poignant insights on the region.
Southern Poverty Law Center...major advocacy organization in opposition to hate crime...check out their Klanwatch link.
The Civil Right Institute...located in Birmingham, AL, a major archive of the civil rights movement.
The Southern Christian Leadership Organization...founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.