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Submit Your Nomination for the Inaugural Hanes Walton, Jr. Award

The Hanes Walton, Jr. Award, named in honor of former APSA Vice President Hanes Walton, Jr. (2012-2013), recognizes a political scientist whose lifetime of distinguished scholarship has made significant contributions to our understanding of racial and ethnic politics, and illuminates the conditions under which diversity and intergroup tolerance thrive in democratic societies.

The Walton Award will be presented for the first time at the APSA 2017 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit www.apsanet.org/awards or contact awards@apsanet.org.

Nominations are due on Monday, February 13, 2017.


About Hanes Walton, Jr.
Hanes Walton, Jr. attended and majored in political science at Morehouse College in 1963. He received an MA at Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University) and was the first PhD in government at Howard University in 1967. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha and received several other academic awards and was a life member of APSA.

He was initially employed at Savannah State College, later at Atlanta University and then at University of Michigan. And while at State and Michigan, he researched and published in the areas of race and politics, African politics, regulatory politics, political parties, elections, and political theory.

Out of his research, writing, and publications are books on black politics, Invisible Politics: Black Political Behavior (1985), Political Parties in American Society (2000), Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr (1971), When the Marching Stopped: The Politics of Civil Rights Regulatory Agencies (1988), Presidential Elections, 1789-2008 (2009), and the two volume work, The African American Electorate: A Statistical History (2012).

A donation to the APSA Hanes Walton, Jr. Award Fund will recognize a political scientist whose lifetime of distinguished scholarship has made significant contributions to our understanding of racial and ethnic politics and illuminates the conditions under which diversity and intergroup tolerance thrive in democratic societies. Contribute here.

Learn more about the Hanes Walton, Jr. Awards at www.apsanet.org/walton.