We Can Overcome: An American Black Conservative Manifesto
Allen B West (Author)
DescriptionSomething has happened to the black community. Over the past decades, black America stopped believing that "we shall overcome." Instead, they began accepting handouts from the government, turning away from the values of family, selfless military service, and business ownership that have been pillars of black America from the beginning. Progressive socialism has bound them in what amounts to economic enslavement. In his third book, Lt. Col. Allen B. West (Ret.) takes readers back through the political history of the black community, highlighting the history of public service, self-reliance, ingenuity, strong families, and religious involvement that pulled black Americans through the horrors of slavery, Reconstruction, and decades of Jim Crow laws. These are the values that enabled them to improve their lives--to overcome. We Can Overcome: An American Black Conservative Manifesto urges black America to return to the principles that once had entire neighborhoods building wealth and thriving on Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It's time black Americans remember the strength they possess. In this age of escalating black-on-black violence and increasing government dependency, the sons and daughters of Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and Martin Luther King Jr. must stand up. We are not victims. We are victors. We can overcome.
Brown Books Publishing Group
February 06, 2020
6.0 X 0.5 X 9.0 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author
Allen Bernard West is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his twenty-two-year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors, including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award. In November of 2010, West was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida's Twenty-Second District. As a member of the 112th Congress, he sat on the Small Business and Armed Services Committees and was instrumental in the passage of the 2011 and 2012 National Defense Authorization Acts. Lt. Col. West is the former director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, senior fellow at the Media Research Center, and a legacy life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. We Can Overcome: An American Black Conservative Manifesto is his third book. He is a staunch warrior for conservatism, economic growth, and the indomitable can-do American spirit. At the time of publication, West has now resolved to run for Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. He lives with his family in Garland, Texas.