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978-1-56833-093-8 • Hardback • June 1997 • $26.95 • (£20.99)
Alex poinsett is an award-winning journalist and author whose work as focused on urban and social issues. He lives in Chicago.
More than any other person, Louis Martin has oaved the way for the significant involvement of black Americans at all levels of the Democratic party...He is an extraordinary person.
— Ron Brown
We didn't have many civil rights crises when I was in the White House because I was alwaus on Louis Martin's side.
— Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States
[Louis] has been...a fighter for social justice and a practical man of public affairs. I don't know what trouble Louis is going to get into. He got me into a good deal.
— Lyndon Johnson
Thurgood Marshall probably would not have been appointed to the Supreme Court, nor Andrew Brimmer to the Federal Reserve, nor Robert Weaver to President Johnson's Cabinet, but for Louis Martin.
— Vernon Jordan
Martin had the most influence on John and Robert Kennedy of any black American. He was the one African American they listened to with unqualified respect and without feeling that we was pushing anyone's agenda.
— Harris Wofford