This book examines the evolution of black leadership and politics since the Civil Rights Movement. It looks at the phenomenon of Barack Obama, from his striking emergence as a successful candidate for the Illinois State Senate to President of the United States, as part of the continuum of African American political leaders.
MANNING MARABLE is Professor of History and Political Science, and Public Affairs at Columbia University, USA, where he also serves as founding Director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies.
KRISTEN CLARKE is an attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and is an expert on voting rights, election law and political participation matters.
Release date Australia
December 18th, 2009
Edited by Kristen Clarke
Edited by Manning Marable