For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics by Mina Anwar audiobook

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics

By Donna Brazile , Yolanda Caraway , Leah Daughtry , and Minyon Moore , with Veronica Chambers
Read by  Robin Miles

Macmillan Audio 9781250137715
12.58 Hours Unabridged
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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 listeners 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 audiobook tells their story. Praise for For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics: “For Colored Girls is an interesting, informative, inspiring, motivating and just plain delightful read. These are four colored girls who weren’t born on third base in privilege...They considered careers in business, health care, law and civil rights, but found their calling and fulfillment in politics. Their choices benefited all of us.”—Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Founder and President, Rainbow PUSH Coalition "A compelling memoir of cultivated dreams, For Colored Girls... provides insight into and illumination of the undeniable call to service and the ways in which these four navigated a sometimes perilous and truly circuitous journey.”—Angela Bassett

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Nonfiction

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 listeners 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 audiobook tells their story.

Praise for For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics:

“For Colored Girls is an interesting, informative, inspiring, motivating and just plain delightful read. These are four colored girls who weren’t born on third base in privilege...They considered careers in business, health care, law and civil rights, but found their calling and fulfillment in politics. Their choices benefited all of us.”—Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Founder and President, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

"A compelling memoir of cultivated dreams, For Colored Girls... provides insight into and illumination of the undeniable call to service and the ways in which these four navigated a sometimes perilous and truly circuitous journey.”—Angela Bassett

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“While much of this year has felt like an unfortunate backslide, one silver lining has been the emergence of important narratives that have previously gone untold―For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics is one such story.” Vanity Fair
“The authors have mastered the act of ‘swinging people through’―keeping doors open for others to follow―and they invite ‘dear sister candidates’ to demand seats at the table.” Ms. magazine
“Provides much needed inspiration. This illuminating tome is a road map for those who want to enter the realm of government.” Essence
“Told with obvious deep respect and affection, this is a spirited look at the politics and personal lives of four iconic women. Readers will avidly seek the wisdom of these high-profile political experts.” Booklist (starred review)
“Part history book and part biography but wholly significant. I’m so glad this book exists because the stories of these four women, who were instrumental in so many moments of history needed to be told. I’m honored that we can take a sip of their life tea in this way, because what they’ve done and been a part of are the watershed moments of this nation’s contemporary politics. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s super juicy. The transparency of the Colored Girls as they tell their stories, is admirable…I salute you, Leah, Donna, Yolanda, Minyon. Thank you for showing Black girls and women that we too belong in the rooms we’re in.” Luvvie Ajayi, author of I’m Judging You

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Author Bio: Mina Anwar

Author Bio: Mina Anwar

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Author Bio: Donna Brazile

Author Bio: Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile is the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and a contributor to ABC News. A graduate of Louisiana State University, she worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she served as Al Gore’s campaign manager. In 2014, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on to the board of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. She is founder and managing director of Brazile & Associates LLC, a general consulting, grassroots advocacy, and training firm based in Washington, DC.

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Author Bio: Lloyd I. Sederer MD

Author Bio: Lloyd I. Sederer MD

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, is the author of a dozen books and over 500 articles in the fields of mental health and addictions, as well as film, TV, theater, and book reviews. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia/Mailman School of Public Health; Contributing Writer for US News & World Report; and Chief Medical Officer for the NYS Office of Mental Health, the nation’s largest state mental health agency.

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Author Bio: Yolanda Caraway

Author Bio: Yolanda Caraway

Yolanda Caraway, founder of the Caraway Group public relations firm, has played a major role in shaping the goals and objectives of the National Democratic Party.

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Author Bio: Leah Daughtry

Author Bio: Leah Daughtry

The Reverend Leah D. Daughtry is a nationally recognized teacher, preacher, speaker, organizer, leader, planner, political strategist, and CEO of the 2008 and 2016 Democratic National Conventions.

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Author Bio: Minyon Moore

Author Bio: Minyon Moore

Minyon Moore, principal partner of the Dewey Square Group, was formerly CEO of the Democratic National Committee, assistant to President Clinton, and director of White House Political Affairs.

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Author Bio: Veronica Chambers

Author Bio: Veronica Chambers

Veronica Chambers is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed memoir Mama’s Girl and coauthor with Marcus Samuelsson of the New York Times bestseller Yes, Chef. She is also coauthor of Robin Roberts’ bestselling memoir, Everybody’s Got Something. A contributor to several anthologies, including the bestselling Bitch in the House, she has also been a senior editor at the New York Times Magazine, Glamour, and Newsweek. She is a JSK Knight Fellow at Stanford.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 12.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English