as is his twin brother, Earl Black, a professor at Rice University. The two brothers are sometime co-authors, and have written several important books about politics in the Southern US, including 'Politics and Society in the South' and 'The Vital South. Wikipedia*
On the C-SPAN Networks:
Merle Black has four videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1988 Forum as a Professor for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The year with the most videos was 1992 with two videos. Most appearances with Earl Black (3). Most common tag: Presidential Campaign.