For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Oct 2, 2018 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics. It’s a wonderful, necessary book.”
– Hillary Clinton

The four most powerful African American women in politics share the story of their friendship and how it has changed politics in America.


The lives of black women in American politics are remarkably absent from the shelves of bookstores and libraries. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics is a sweeping view of American history from the vantage points of four women who have lived and worked behind the scenes in politics for over thirty years—Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore—a group of women who call themselves The Colored Girls. Like many people who have spent their careers in public service, they view their lives in four-year waves where presidential campaigns and elections have been common threads. For most of the Colored Girls, their story starts with Jesse Jackson’s first campaign for president. From there, they went on to work on the presidential campaigns of Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Over the years, they’ve filled many roles: in the corporate world, on campaigns, in unions, in churches, in their own businesses and in the White House. Through all of this, they’ve worked with those who have shaped our country’s history—US Presidents such as Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, well-known political figures such as Terry McAuliffe and Howard Dean, and legendary activists and historical figures such as Jesse Jackson, Coretta Scott King, and Betty Shabazz.

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics is filled with personal stories that bring to life heroic figures we all know and introduce us to some of those who’ve worked behind the scenes but are still hidden. Whatever their perch, the Colored Girls are always focused on the larger goal of “hurrying history” so that every American — regardless of race, gender or religious background — can have a seat at the table. This is their story.

 

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Contents

A Call to Serve
1
Before Black Lives Mattered
32
Jackson 84
45
Ron Brown
58
Icons
65
Democratizing the Democracy
73
We Are the Colored Girls and We Shall Not Be Moved
91
Clinton 92
108
Hillary Clinton Barack Obama and the Colored Girls
199
Dr Dorothy Irene Height
209
Love Extravagantly
216
Homegoings
225
Shoulders
234
November 8 2016
244
The Colored Girls Bringing U S Together
261
Alabama Goddm
271

Giving Back After Youve Been Given So Much
128
ClintonGore96
137
Lunch with the Colored Girls
151
Stepping Forward ix
157
The Troubles
162
Hurricanes and Heartbreak 20052006
173
The Room Where It Happens
183
Broken Friendships and Healing Spaces
284
Dear Sister Candidate
290
Index
309
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About the author (2018)

Donna Brazile, a veteran Democratic political strategist, is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, author, television political commentator and former Interim Chair of the Democratic Party. She is the author of Cooking with Grease and the New York Times Bestseller Hacks.

Yolanda Caraway is the founder of The Caraway Group, Inc., a nationally recognized public relations and public affairs agency. She has played a major role in shaping the goals and objectives of the National Democratic Party.

The Reverend Leah Daughtry is a nationally recognized preacher, speaker, organizer, leader, strategist and CEO of the 2008 and 2016 Democratic National Conventions.

Minyon Moore, is a partner at the Dewey Square Group, was formerly CEO of the Democratic National Committee, and served as Assistant to the President of the United States and director of the White House Office of Public Liaison, and director of White House political affairs under President Bill Clinton.

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