I have a chapter, ‘”Rise in the Scale of Being’: Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, Philadelphia. Ministry, and Florida Politics,” in the forthcoming “Before Obama” anthology. It is scheduled to be released on October 31, 2012 – it’s time to preorder!
“In the roughly two-decade-long period after the American Civil War, a cadre of Black Reconstruction politicians found the courage to stand and attempt to effect change against powerful opposition—and at a time when the United States was not ready. The contributions of these brave souls set the stage for the Civil Rights movement and heightened the world’s consciousness of the need for equality.”