Conversations : William Jefferson Clinton : from Hope to Harlem /
Janis F. Kearney.
1st ed.
Chicago : Writing Our World Press, c2006.
xix, 402 p., [6] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Chicago : Writing Our World Press, c2006.
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Hope and happenstance -- Conversations : Hope, Arkansas -- Hot Springs : Arkansas' little piece of heaven and hell -- Conversations : Hot Springs, Arkansas -- Arkansas moves from a world war to civil conflicts at home -- Conversations in Arkansas -- A day in the Delta -- Conversations with Black America -- The Clinton presidency : Black America's report card.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-391) and indexes.
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Cultural Writing. African American Studies. Biography and Memoir. Former Clinton diarist, Janis F. Kearney, pens a biography that is part historical narrative and part oral history. In 2001, Kearney began a journey, in search of black American's stories about the south that shaped a man and a leader such as William Jefferson Clinton; and memories about this southern enigma, from those who knew him. Over a two year span she collected conversations, memories, and stories from men and women from across the country. These conversations, and a carefully painted abstract of the pre-civil rights Arkansas that Bill Clinton called home; are the centerpieces of this biography. CONVERSATIONS includes rare and unheard voices of black Americans speaking candidly about America's 42nd President. Their memories, stories and thoughts on William J. Clinton, the man, the president and the enigma offer unique and rare pictures of Bill Clinton and his role in American and presidential history. The book include narratives from former President William J. Clinton; former Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater, U.S. Congressman John Lewis; Civil Rights leader, and NFPW Founder Dorothy Height; Baseball Great Hank Aaron; Pulitizer Prize winning biographer David Levering Lewis, and Harvard Sociologist, professor, William Julius Wilson, and many more.

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