For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250137739
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 668,263
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Foreword Stacey Abrams xxiii

July 26, 2016 xxvii

1 A Call to Serve 1

2 Brooklyn, 1980: Before Black Lives Mattered 32

3 Jackson '84 43

4 Ron Brown 58

5 Icons 65

6 Jackson '88: Democratizing the Democracy 73

7 We Are the Colored Girls, and We Shall Not Be Moved 91

8 Clinton '92 108

9 The Bank of Justice: Giving Back After You've Been Given So Much 128

10 Clinton/Gore '96 137

11 Lunch with the Colored Girls 151

12 Stepping Forward 157

13 The Troubles 162

14 Hurricanes and Heartbreak, 2005-2006 173

15 The Room Where It Happens 183

16 Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Colored Girls 199

17 Real Power Whispers: Dr. Dorothy Irene Height 209

18 Love Extravagantly 216

19 Homegoings 225

20 Shoulders 234

21 November 8, 2016 244

22 The Colored Girls Bringing U.S. Together 261

23 Alabama Godd*m 271

24 Broken Friendships and Healing Spaces 284

25 Dear Sister Candidate 290

Index 309

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