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May 27, 2008

Former SMU Provost Provides Perspective
on Dallas Council Move to Single-Member Districts

Ruth P. Morgan, political science professor emerita and former SMU provost, appeared on “Sharing the Power: A Voter’s Voice Special” on KERA public television and public radio on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

See an excerpt of Morgan talking about Dallas, its adoption of single-member districts and how this is now affecting Dallas' suburbs. Also, learn more about KERA's "Sharing the Power" series on single-member districting in North Texas.

Ruth P. Morgan, political science professor emerita and former SMU provost

The program, hosted by Sam Baker, examined the filing of the lawsuit in Dallas that led to single-member district government and how this concept is becoming increasingly important in the North Texas area.

Morgan is a specialist in the U.S. presidency. She served for 13 years as state elections analyst for ABC News election coverage. Her books include Governance by Decree: The Impact of the Voting Rights Act in Dallas, published in spring 2004, and The President and Civil Rights: Policy-Making by Executive Order.

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