North Star: A Memoir
"The North Star is one of the greatest symbols for justice stemming from the history of our people. `The North Star' was an expression that meant heading toward freedom as slaves tried to escape northward. It has become a symbol in my life of both the goal and the guiding light on the road ahead."---Peter Camejo, from North Star
This is the autobiography of a remarkable life. As the New York Times wrote, "A first generation Venezuelan-American... Mr. Camejo [spoke] out against the Vietnam War and for the rights of migrant workers. He marched in Selma, Alabama, with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King." As a veteran of the civil rights, antiwar, environmental, and socialist movements, Camejo's was an impassioned voice of discontent. His many campaigns for public office provided a unique platform for challenging the priorities of a system that prizes profits above all else.
Camejo's memoir describes a life devoted to the fight for a better world. His story traverses the Americas, bringing readers inside many of the defining movements of the last half century. The resulting book serves both as a record of Camejo's uncompromising commitment to justice and equality and as a guide for the struggles to come.
"Peter was a friend, colleague, and politically courageous champion of the downtrodden and mistreated of the entire Western hemisphere."---Ralph Nader
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