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Barack Obama and the African-American Vote

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama shakes hands with supporters at a rally at the College of Charleston on Jan. 10.
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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama shakes hands with supporters at a rally at the College of Charleston on Jan. 10.
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On Saturday, Sen. Barack Obama rode a wave of support from African-American voters to an overwhelming victory in South Carolina's Democratic primary. In a special broadcast from Morgan State University in Baltimore, M.D., Neal Conan hosts a discussion about Obama and the intersection of race and politics.

Guests:

Michel Martin, host of NPR's Tell Me More

Keli Goff, author of Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence

Michael Fauntroy, assistant professor of public policy at George Mason University; author of Republicans and the Black Vote

Raymond Winbush, director of the Institute for Urban Affairs at Morgan State University

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