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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J.C. Watts is the first black Congressman since Reconstruction to represent Oklahoma. A dynamic preacher, ex-professional football star, and father of five, Congressman Watts burst onto the national scene with his keynote speech at the 1996 Republican convention.
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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