The Last Shall Be the First

The Last Shall Be the First

by Charles N. Smith


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Barack Obama, rock star, the new "Jubilee", a prophecy fulfilled, the hope of a people forgotten or a man whose time has come: you will be the judge.

I was inspired to write this book when I realized that Senator Hillary Clinton, a woman, and Senator Barack Obama, a Black American, had a very good chance to become, for the first time in history, the nominee for the Democratic Party and candidate for the Presidency of the United States.

It was the first time in history that candidates from two groups that had to fight for their rights as citizens of this country had reached that level. However, as I watched closely, I began to realize that the true person for this giant task, at this particular time was Senator Barack Obama. He brought a different flavor and sense of commitment to this presidential campaign that no one else in the past has been able to do.

In this book, I attempt to demonstrate that every time a Black American has broken down barriers and succeeded in his or her career, it has only made America better. I want America to see that Black Americans have always had to run from the back of the pack in order to get to the front and achieve success; but each time they have run and won, America has become greater. I want Black Americans to believe in their history and believe that America can support a Black American for President, especially one who believes in all Americans, regardless of race or ethnicity. I believe that Barack Obama's time is now. He is the new "Jubilee"; a leader, ready and able to lead America.

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ISBN-13: 9781432727918
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/2008
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.33(d)

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The Last Shall Be The First
Change, Yes We Can
Dr. Charles N. Smith
ISBN: 9781432727918
Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for, 12/08
4 stars
President Elect Obama¿s political stance.
In January 2009, Barack Obama will be inaugurated as the President of the The United States. Dr. Charles N. Smith was a strong supporter of President Elect Obama. He presents his reasons in a well-organized manner. My one criticism is the continued use of the phrase Black Americans. Race was not to be an issue in this election, yet in this book, it is repeatedly pointed out. Smith does a superb job of stating Obama¿s political stance. It is yet to be seen whether Barack Obama is the hope of a people forgotten or a man whose time has come.