Hot Read Interview: The Black President; Hope and Fury in the Age of Obama

We’ve seen a plethora books about the first Black president, Barack Obama. While many are inspiring, this one is not fluff and flowers. It’s a mix of the joy and harsh realities during the presidency — and in the aftermath of America’s first Black president. It also reveals how his election impacts our political landscape today. Professor Claude A. Clegg III presents a balanced, nonpartisan portrait of Obama’s highs and lows in the book, “The Black President: Hope and Fury in the Age of Obama”. This hot read is not just for historians, political junkies, pundits or Obama fans but anyone seeking to understand our country’s current struggles with inequality, prejudice, and fear.

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Clegg is also the author of An Original Man: The Life and Times of Elijah Muhammad and Troubled Ground: A Tale of Murder, Lynching, and Reckoning in the New South.