The American Blacks: A Passion for Politics

The American Blacks: A Passion for Politics

Eddie N. Williams, president of the Joint Center for Political Studies, a “think tank” dealing with special concerns of black America, speaks of a “growing passion for politics never before witnessed in the black community on a national scale.” Black leaders such as Chicago’s Mayor Harold Washington and presidential aspirant Jesse Jackson, he says, tapped into that force: “It created them, they did not create it.”

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