My Country, 'Tis of Thee by Keith Ellison

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The empowering words of an insightful American who has risen to a place in government where his actions can really make a difference.
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As a Black, Latino, and former Catholic who converted to Islam, Keith Ellison, is the first Muslim elected to Congress—from a district with fewer than 1 percent Muslims and 11 percent Blacks. With his unique perspective on uniting a disparate community and speaking to a common goal, Ellison takes a provocative look at America and what needs to change to accommodate different races and beliefs. 
     Filled with anecdotes, statistics, and social commentary, Ellison touches on everything from the Tea Party to Obama, from race to the immigration debate and more. He also draws some very clear distinctions between parties and shows why the deep polarization is unhealthy for America. Deeply patriotic, with My Country ’Tis of Thee, Ellison strives to help define what it means to be an American today.
 

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Keith Ellison is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. He is the first Black Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress and the first African American elected to the House from Minnesota. He is also the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and one of the organizers behind the 1995 Million Man March.
 
Published January 14, 2014 by Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing. 305 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction
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on Dec 04 2013

The empowering words of an insightful American who has risen to a place in government where his actions can really make a difference.

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Below average
on Jan 20 2014

Uninspiring, Ellison’s anodyne memoir will have little appeal to anyone outside his circle of influence.

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