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Notes From the Campaign Trail

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Sunday, September 7, 2014
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library

Join Nathan Thomas for a talk reflecting on his involvement in politics, from his beginnings in Fort Deposit, Alabama, where no black people were allowed to register to vote before the Voting Rights Act of 1965, to his move to Durham in 1959, where he joined the Durham Committee on Negro Affairs. In 1969, he managed Gene Hampton’s campaign for the Durham City Council, and in the years that followed he worked with a variety of candidates at the local and district level. He has compiled tips for running a successful campaign from these experiences that will be helpful to newcomers and veteran politicians alike.