Some people watch clocks to tell what time it is, I watch people to know what time it is

by Carl O. Snowden



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/1/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781490799278
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781490799261

About the Book

The opinion columns that were written by civil-rights activist Carl Snowden are both poignant and powerful. These columns address issues involving race, immigration, politics, guns, violence and history. Snowden’s analysis of contemporary issues are based on a lifetime of community activism. His analysis of politics is based on his experience as a former elected official. His penetrating discussion on race issues is from the perspective of a black man that not only lived during the American segregation era, but also as a person who helped his city divest from the racist Republic of South Africa in the 1990s during the height of apartheid. Snowden’s columns on personalities ranging from Oprah Winfrey to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X are always coupled with the unique perspective of that of an activist. His views on the contemporary issues of our day makes for a good read. A Luta Continua This book is dedicated to my late loving mother - Mrs. Ora Snowden, my sons, and my soulmate.

About the Author

Civil rights activist Carl Snowden was born on June 17, 1953, in Baltimore, Maryland, and was raised in Annapolis, Maryland, where he attended Annapolis Elementary School. As a student, Snowden was greatly influenced by The Autobiography of Malcolm X. In 1970, Snowden, and fourteen other students, were expelled from Annapolis High School after they boycotted classes to protest the school’s lack of African American teachers and African American studies courses. Local benefactors raised funds for him to attend the private Key School in Annapolis. As a young adult, Snowden organized an African American group called VOTE. 1976, Snowden successfully sued the FBI for illegally spying on him through the COINTELPRO program, designed to keep activists under surveillance. Snowden was surveilled from ages 16 through 24. Snowden was awarded $10,000 and the FBI was required to expunge his files. Snowden received his M.A. degree in human services from Lincoln University in 1985.