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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.
It gives you a realistic insight as to the man and the movement. I found it very informative and it showed a human side to Dr. King, growing up as a child of the late 50's early 60's your parents and adults around you portrayed him as a God like almost not human, not capable of making a mistake or being vunderable as most human beings are. I'am not trying to take away from the fact that it took a very extorantory person to stand against the injustices that were being thrust upon a group of people just because of the color of their skin, or their religious beliefs.
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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!