Charles V. Hamilton (born 1929) is a political scientist, civil rights leader, and the W. S. Sayre Professor Emeritus of Government and Political Science at Columbia University.
Hamilton was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He graduated from Roosevelt University in 1951, and went on to earn a masters degree in 1957 from the University of Chicago. He joined the Tuskegee Institute faculty in 1958, but his contracted there was terminated in 1960, and he returned to the University of Chicago, where he earned a Ph.D. in 1964. He held faculty positions at Rutgers University, Lincoln University (Pennsylvania), and Roosevelt University before joining the Columbia University faculty in 1969. Hamilton retired from the Columbia faculty in 1998 and later moved to Chicago.
His most noted work is Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America, written with Stokely Carmichael.
Cashmore and Jennings argue that Hamilton and Carmichael were the first to use the term institutional racism in a systematic fashion.
- Carmichael S. & Hamilton C. V. (1967), Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America, New York: Vintage
- Hamilton C. V. (1972), "The Black Preacher in America", New York: William Morrow
- Hamilton C. V. (1974), Bench and the Ballot: Southern Federal Judges and Black Voters, Oxford: Oxford University Press
- Hamilton C. V. (1981), American Government, Glenview: Scott Foresman & Co
- Hamilton C. V. & Hamilton, D. C. (1992), Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: The Political Biography of an American Dilemma, New York: Simon & Schuster
- Hamilton C. V. & Hamilton, D. C. (1997), The Dual Agenda, New York: Columbia University Press
- ^ a b c d Notable African-American Alumni, University of Chicago, accessed 23 January 2012.
- ^ a b c d Rich, Wilbur C. (Spring 2004), "From Muskogee to Morningside Heights: Political Scientist Charles V. Hamilton", Columbia Magazine, retrieved 2012-01-23.
- ^ Cashmore, Ernest and Jennings,James (2001), Racism: Essential Readings, Sage (p. 111).