From Poverty to History Maker: An Autobiography

From Poverty to History Maker: An Autobiography

by Robert A. Holmes


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From Poverty to History Maker is the story of how Robert “Bob” Holmes, a former juvenile delinquent, rose from humble beginnings to become an influential voice in academics and politics. A striking testament to the power of commitment, perseverance, and hard work, this book also provides an insightful analysis of four decades of Atlanta and Georgia legislative politics from the perspective of a political insider.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761863076
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Robert A. Holmes, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Clark Atlanta University, earned his PHD from Columbia University at age 25. A professor and administrator at four universities, he served as president of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists. A businessman, civic leader, and Georgia state legislator for 34 years, Holmes has received more than 100 awards and honors for his many history making accomplishments.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Early Childhood and Formative Years: Poverty and Segregation
Chapter 2 Higher Education Experiences and My Early Professional Career
Chapter 3 Civic, Political and University Activities in Atlanta
Chapter 4 The 1974 Election Campaign and Early Years in Political Office
Chapter 5 Atlanta and Georgia Politics in the 1970s and 1980s
Chapter 6 Family, University, Business and Civic Developments
Chapter 7 The Southern Center and Decline of the Political Science Program
Chapter 8 The Georgia General Assembly in the 1990s
Chapter 9 Election Reform and Other Policy Issues
Chapter 10 My Final Years in Academia, 2000-2005
Chapter 11 Partisan Politics and the Georgia Legislature
Chapter 12 The Political Struggle Over Education Reform
Chapter 13 Republican Control of the Georgia General Assembly and Adverse Impacts
Chapter 14 The Retirement Years

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