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The personal memoirs of controversial figure Reverend Al Sharpton follow the tragedy that tore his family apart, his childhood ordination, his civil rights efforts, the Berhard Goetz subway incident, and more. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. Tour.
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Alternately admired and abhorred in New York City and beyond, the Reverend Al Sharpton has found himself in the middle of many of the city's recent racial battles including the Bernhard Goetz case, Howard Beach, Bensonhurst, the Tawana Brawley investigation, and Crown Heights. In many cases, it was Sharpton's confrontational tactics that either brought the matter to light, or pushed it to a boiling point. In Go and Tell Pharaoh Sharpton reflects on these events and examines his own process of maturation and prospects for the future.From the Publisher:
No matter what your opinion is of the Reverend Al Sharpton, this book will change your thinking. His is the most significant, vibrant voice of the African American community, yet his story is notknown--only caricatures and stereotypes that cannot begin to communicate the extraordinary drama of his life, nor the passion and intelligence Sharpton brings to the cause to which he hasdedicated his life. As a young boy Sharpton lived in a stable, middle-class neighborhood, but a devastatingpersonal tragedy sundered the family, and his mother was forced to move with the children to the Brooklyn projects. At the age of four, Sharpton delivered his first sermon to a church audience of900; he would go on to be ordained as a Pentecostal minister at the age of ten. As a teenager he worked on community projects with Jesse Jackson and other civil rights leaders, then became apromoter for the godfather of soul, James Brown. He grew up in a world of protest marches and seedy nightclubs, deeply religious values and flamboyant show business legends.The Bernhard Goetz subway incident in the early 1980s, in which New Yorkers applauded a white man shooting three unarmed teenagers, convinced him that inner city blacks had no voice inthe power structure, and he began his life as an activist. From Howard Beach to the notorious Tawana Brawley case to Yusuf Hawkins's murder, Sharpton has been a constant andcontroversial advocate for the rights of African Americans. Since being stabbed in 1991, Sharpton has reevaluated his tactics--though not his goals--and has twice run for the U.S.Senate, garnering 14 percent, then 26 percent of the vote in his two runs.
Go and Tell Pharaoh is a book, like The Autobiography of Malcolm X, that will changeminds, and stand as a testament to the African American struggle.
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Book Description Doubleday, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0385475837
Book Description Doubleday, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0385475837
Book Description Doubleday. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0385475837 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0125193