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I Shared the Dream: The Pride, Passion, and Politics of the First Black Woman Senator from Kentucky Paperback – October 5, 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: New Horizon Press (October 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 088282354X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0882823546
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #900,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Georgia Davis Powers was born in a two room cabin, the grandniece of a slave. She rose to become the first black woman state senator in Kentucky. Georgia has retired from the Kentucky Senate seat she held for twenty-one years. She lives in the same district of Louisville, Kentucky, that she served with such distinction.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By silver dollar on August 15, 2013
Well written book. Recommend to anyone interested in the truth. Some African Americans will not like this book. It exposes the ugly under belly of the civil rights movement.

To understand true history one must read and understand ALL of history. This book is a necessary read for all who are interested in the civil rights movement and Dr. Martin Luther King.

Thank you, Senator Georgia Powers
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Since I've been a member of Amazon, I have only reviewed one book; however, due to the subject, I found it hard not to leave a comment. Before reading this book, I have only heard a little about Sen. Georgia Davis Powers--not knowing she had any connection with Dr. King.

I have always been told by my mother "Don't kiss and tell". To say that Powers have done so many great things in her life, it saddens me that a woman of her educational and background would write a book like this. There were certain time in this book I thought I was reading my 16 year old cousin's dairy--not the first Black American woman that ever become Kentucky senator.

Powers so often in the book says that she loved MLK (she calls him ML); however, when this book was written, Dr. King's wife was still alive. If Powers loved MLK so much, why did she put the King family in so much hot water and drama? It is well known that MLK had many women friends and of my knowledge none of them have written a book besides Powers.

In closing, why was this book even written? UGH. Who did this book help? It didn't help the Civil Rights Movement. It makes me sick to my stomach when I think about how Kings Family must have felt when they heard the revolting sexual details in this "book". I really have a special place for this book and it would not be in my private library in my study. This book would live down the street with last night dinner and the yesterday's newspaper. In other words, it would be trashed!
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