Walking with Presidents: Louis Martin and the Rise of Black Political Power (Paperback)
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Walking with Presidents: Louis Martin and the Rise of Black Political Power (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 26/01/2000
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Walking with Presidents traces the career of an African American who rose from crusading journalist to preeminent presidential advisor and civil rights liason in the Kennedy, Johnson, and Carter administrations. Martin was the consummate insider, unconcerned about who got credit for his work so long as he could advance his mission-bringing African Americans into the political mainstream.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847697410
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 229 x 150 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
More than any other person, Louis Martin has paved the way for the significant involvement of black Americans at all levels of the Democratic party. . . . He is an extraordinary human being. -- Ron Brown
We didn't have many civil rights crises when I was in the White House because I was always on Louis Martin's side. -- Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States
"[Louis] has been . . . a fighter for social justice and a practical man of public affairs. I don't know what trouble Louis is going to get into. He got me into a great deal." -- Lyndon Johnson
Thurgood Marshall probably would not have been appointed to the Supreme Court, nor Andrew Brimmer to the Federal Reserve, nor Robert Weaver to President Johnson's Cabinet, but for Louis Martin. -- Vernon Jordan
"Martin has had the most influence on John and Robert Kennedy of any black American. He was the one African American they listened to with unqualified respect and without any feeling that he was pushing anybody's agenda." -- Harris Wofford
"The guy who is on the inside, not compromising, but understanding how the game is played, is the one that lifts the level of life for black America. That's what Louis Martin did." -- Carl Rowan

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