In Memoriam: Lucius Jefferson Barker, 1928-2020


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Lucius J. Barker, a political scientist who specialized in constitutional law, civil liberties and African American politics and served as president of the American Political Science Association, died at this home in Northern California on June 21 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 92 years old. A native of Franklinton, Louisiana, Dr. Barker earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Southern University in Baton Rouge. He went on to earn a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois. Dr. Barker began his academic career at the University of Illinois. He returned to S...