Rev. Al Sharpton revisits the highlights of the Obama administration, the 2016 election, and Trump's subsequent hold on the GOP, and draws on his decades-long experience with other key players in politics and activism. He also amplifies the new voices and movements that have emerged in response to the Trump presidency.
Written during the 2020 pandemic, a crisis that has laid bare the consequences of these inequities in our society, Sharpton’s urgent call for necessary societal changes includes chapters on racial justice, gender equality, LGBTQ rights, voter rights, police reform, immigration reform, and environmental justice. His gratitude to those who taught him and the debt he feels continue to sustain his faith and commitment to his mission. By sharing his own personal struggles and experiences, Sharpton offers inspirational lessons for today’s social justice activists and supporters of a just world—and for tomorrow’s.
Sharpton interweaves memoir and progressive polemic in this impassioned survey of contemporary American politics ... Lacing his analysis with anecdotes about his interactions with James Brown, Coretta Scott King, Nelson Mandela, and other luminaries, Sharpton makes a persuasive case that America has reached 'a historical turning point that’s testing our moral character and endangering all we have fought to gain.' Liberals will be inspired by this well-informed call to action.