Memoirs of an OREO by William Polk
A Social History

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An Oreo? Me? No! I've been just an average guy who's had a pretty good life. SO-Who wants to read my autobiography? If I'm an unknown, almost nobody right? Well this autobiography is different, because it has a unique and illuminating story to tell. Its primary task is to explore the social climate and the dynamics of social change in the U.S. during most of the 20th Century. It also explores the idiosyncratic needs of individuals and groups that create and/or resist social change. I had always felt the imperfections in how whites and blacks interacted in our country. But not until the assassination of Martin Luther King my uneasiness in a segregated society suddenly re-ignite my awareness of the disparities. That startling realization sparked and fueled my efforts to rectify the social ills.Taking advantage of my love of people, my life experiences and my education, I write this to help bring about an inclusive, more diverse society. My background has helped me realize that all people have the same concerns in life. That background and knowledge didn't make me an OREO. It made me a human being.Bill's story is fascinating. It is captivating simply as an autobiography but it also presents a unique insight into race relations in America from the view of an "Oreo." I think readers, both black and white, will find it interesting edifying and inspiring."Roy Armstrong IIEditor & Advisor"You've told quite an amazing and touching stroy here.""Characters are real people and have been well defined throughout the story.""Realistically presented.""--its fascinating to view this part of our national heritage throngh his eyes."Comments by: P. Elizabeth Collins President/ Gardenia Press
 

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Published January 29, 2001 by iUniverse. 270 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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