What Color Is a Conservative?: My Life and My Politics

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HarperCollins, Oct 22, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 294 pages
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An inspiring autobiography by one of America's emerging African-American leaders.This is the inspiring story of J. C. Watts' journey from poverty to college football acclaim to the United States Congress. For the first time in print, Watts shares his hopes and plans for the future of America. Included is an account of his confrontation with the Rev. Jesse Jackson on race and victimization. He tells how he prepared his televised response to President Clinton's State-of-the-Union address even as the world awaited the verdict of the O. J. Simpson trial. Watts forthrightly explains how his deep abiding personal relationship with Jesus Christ directs his role as a leader in America.

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African American Watts, the fourth-ranking Republican in Congress, reflects on what some regard as his incongruous position and explains his belief in family. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

J.C. Watts, Jr., is a dynamic preacher, congressman, and father of six. Currently serving his fourth and final congressional term, he is the Republican Conference chairman.

Chriss Winston was the first woman to serve as chief White House speechwriter. A Washington communications veteran of both the Reagan and first Bush administrations, she is now a freelance writer. Ms. Winston lives in Pomfret, Maryland.

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