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Bill Clinton and Black America Hardcover – 1 Jan 2002

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: One World; First Edition edition (1 Jan. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345450329
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345450326
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 2.6 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,677,443 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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While white Americans were evenly divided about Bill Clinton’s impeachment ninety percent of African-Americans opposed it. Now from a founding member of the National Association of Black Journalists comes a groundbreaking new book that explores the deep and unique connection between the former president and the black community–in the words of journalists, celebrities, academics, and other thoughtful Americans.

Going well beyond mere TV punditry, luminaries such as Dr. Mary Frances Berry, Bill Gray, Kweisi Mfume, and Alice Randall, as well as ordinary citizens, offer insight into why African-Americans for the first time saw themselves in the soul of a president–Whether it was the large African-American presence in his administration, his perceived legal persecutions, his personal style, or his lasting yet tumultuous marriage–and why that kinship has sweeping cultural implications. Bill Clinton’s actions, associations, and essence are all analyzed in light of their effect on and appeal to this crucial constituency.

Much-awaited and long overdue, Bill Clinton and Black America features fascinating, provocative interpretations of the special relationship between the black people and this extraordinary man who, when his presidency ended, moved his office from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue–White America’s most famous address–to Harlem’s 125th Street–the heart of Black America.

About the Author

DeWayne Wickham is a columnist for USA Today. The editor of Thinking Black: Some of the Nation’s Best Black Columnists Speak Their Mind, he is also the author of Woodholme: A Black Man’s Story of Growing Up Alone and Fire at Will. A founding member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Wickham lives near Washington, D.C.


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