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From King to Obama: Witness to a Turbulent History

A provocative memoir of social conflict in America

From King to Obama: Witness to a Turbulent History

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Martin Luther King, Jr, Cesar Chavez, John Lennon, Bob Marley, Alex Haley, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Muhammad Ali, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. George C. Wallace, Nina Simone, Ray Charles, Richard Pryor, Eartha Kitt, James Brown, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, Rachel and Jackie Robinson, Eldridge Cleaver, and James Baldwin, Shirley Chisholm, and Wilt Chamberlain.
These are just a few of the names who noted political analyst and author Earl Ofari Hutchinson shares with the reader his thrill of seeing, hearing, talking with, interviewing, and engaging with. These are personalities who in many cases have become national and international icons and his coverage of the figures momentous events that they were central to. He writes not from what he heard or read about these individuals and events but from his actual personal interaction with these individuals and events.
He gives his personal impressions of them and the tumultuous events of an era in his half century of work as a journalist, reporter, broadcaster, and political activist in his new book From King to Obama: Witness to a Turbulent History. Hutchinson takes the reader on a fast paced, highly readable, and enjoyable remembrance of those times. He gives a you are there sweeping feel of events from Dr. King’s civil rights battles to the entrance in the White House of President Obama.
From King to Obama: Witness to a Turbulent History seeks to convey the exhilaration the author feels at having walked in the shadow of history of a Dr. King, a Miles Davis, a John Lennon, a Bob Marley, and many others. Hutchinson’s mission is to make the reader feel the exhilaration he felt meeting the people whose monumental accomplishments affected the lives of millions over a half century from the mid-1960s to the first decade of the 21st Century.

 



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