Fighting for the Right to Choose: The Modern American African-American Female Republicans




Durr, Angel Krystina

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The United States has experienced major changes in race politics. With the recent election of the first African American President and the first African American head of the Republican National Committee, many doors have been opened for African Americans that were previously closed. Along with these changes, there has been a shift towards a more conservative African American population in the United States. African American males are quickly separating themselves from the Democratic Party, and many African American females seem to be following this trend as well. While the female African American Republican population within the United States is still relatively small, this group is growing. This conservative shift among African Americans was previously ignored, but has now sparked the interest of many. This paper will attempt to shed some light on the characteristics and motives of the 21st century female African American Republican, as well as profile several prominent figures who maintain this particular political affiliation.



Black female republicans, African American female republicans, Honors College


Durr, A. K. (2009). Fighting for the right to choose: The modern American African-American female republicans (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.


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