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From King to Obama: Witness to a Turbulent History- Book
 
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March 7 marks the 50th anniversary of the bloody attack on civil rights
protestors in Selma. The civil rights marches there led to the passage of the
landmark Voting Rights Act. It also marked the start of an era of unprecedented
upheaval in America. Here are a few names that were central to that drama.

Martin Luther King, Jr, Cesar Chavez, John Lennon, Bob Marley, Alex Haley, Miles
Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Muhammad Ali, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. George C. Wallace,
Nina Simone, Ray Charles, Richard Pryor, Eartha Kitt, James Brown, Dr. Benjamin
Spock, Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, Rachel and Jackie Robinson, Eldridge
Cleaver, and James Baldwin, Shirley Chisholm, and Wilt Chamberlain.

These are just a few of the names who noted political analyst and author Earl
Ofari Hutchinson shares with the reader his thrill of seeing, hearing, talking
with, interviewing, and engaging with. These are personalities who in many cases
have become national and international icons and his coverage of the figures
momentous events that they were central to. He writes not from what he heard or
read about these individuals and events but from his actual personal interaction
with these individuals and events.

He gives his personal impressions of them and the tumultuous events of an era in
his half century of work as a journalist, reporter, broadcaster, and political
activist in his new book From King to Obama: Witness to a Turbulent History.
Hutchinson takes the reader on a fast paced, highly readable, and enjoyable
remembrance of those times. He gives a you are there sweeping feel of events
from Dr. King’s civil rights battles to the entrance in the White House of
President Obama.
From King to Obama: Witness to a Turbulent History seeks to convey the
exhilaration the author feels at having walked in the shadow of history of a Dr.
King, a Miles Davis, a John Lennon, a Bob Marley, and many others.
Hutchinson’s mission is to make the reader feel the exhilaration he felt
meeting the people whose monumental accomplishments affected the lives of
millions over a half century from the mid-1960s to the first decade of the 21st
Century

Earl Ofari Hutchinson is a nationally acclaimed author and social issues
commentator. He is a syndicated columnist and a feature contributor to the
Huffington Post. His columns have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Newsday,
Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and
the San Francisco Chronicle. Hutchinson is the author of ten books on race and
social change in America. He is the National Political Writer for New America
Media and the Los Angeles Wave Newspaper. He hosts two syndicated public
affairs and issues radio talk shows on KTYM Radio and KPFK Pacifica Network
Radio Los Angeles, and a weekly commentator on the Radio-One Network.He is also
a guest MSNBC Political Analyst.


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