Song for My Father

Song for My Father

Memoir of An All-American Family

Book - 2004
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Song for My Father is a daughter's memoir of her father, Charles M. Stokes, a prominent African-American member of the National Republican Party. Known as "Stokey," he was born just forty years after the abolition of slavery. But by the time he became a pioneer in the fields of law, legislation, and politics-during the turbulent and transformative 1960s and 70s-contemporary associations of the GOP with the "party of Lincoln" had faded. Stokes's choice to remain a Republican against the tide of black Democratic political loyalty took courage. He would live to become Seattle's first black state legislator and serve as Washington State's first African-American district court judge. With Song for My Father, Ms. Stokes pays tribute to a man whose love for his country, his family, and his people made a world of difference for generations to come. Stokes's life is a compelling example of what American Dreams are made of. Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, c2004
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9780743474047
074347404X
Branch Call Number: 328.797 S874o 2004
Characteristics: xv, 331 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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