Candidates Court African-American Voters

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The message African Americans are hearing this fall is that their vote really counts. In an NPR special on the African-American vote in the 2004 election, Ed Gordon and guests discuss how black voters are responding.

Guests:

Ron Walters, professor of government and politics, University of Maryland

George Stephanopoulos, anchor, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, ABC News. Former official in the Clinton White House.

Joe Watkins, Republican strategist

Jehmu Greene, president of MTV's Rock the Vote

Russell Simmons, chairman of the Hip Hop Summit Action Network

Kwaku Kushindana, community activist. Wrote article titled, "How Will I Vote? I Won't: and it's Not Because I Don't Care." Appeared in the Oct. 3, 2004 Outlook section of The Washington Post.

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