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Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander
Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander

Dawn Bennett-Alexander, associate professor of legal studies, attended the Democratic National Convention this summer as a Georgia delegate. During that time, she was interviewed by Atlanta TV stations as well as American Public Media's Marketplace.

Bennett-Alexander said the experience of casting a vote for the first female presidential nominee of a major party was significant.

"Not only is equality my profession as well as my life's work," she said, "but as an African-American, it was important to me for my descendants to know that we were a part of history."