The New Jim Crow


Michelle Alexander

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The New Jim Crow Characters

Barack Obama

Born in 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, Barack Obama was the 44th President of the Untied States. In 2008 he made history by being elected the first African-American president in the nation’s history. In The Newread analysis of Barack Obama

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a minister and activist who is undoubtedly the most well-known figure to emerge from the Civil Rights Movement. Born in 1929 and assassinated in 1968, King’s messages of love… read analysis of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan was a well-known actor who in 1980 was elected the 40th President of the United States, after having first served as Governor of California. A Republican, Reagan instituted an economic policy based on… read analysis of Ronald Reagan

Bill Clinton

Born in Arkansas in 1946, Bill Clinton was elected in 1992 as the 42nd President of the United States. A Democrat, Clinton is largely associated with centrist policies that sought to fuel economic growth and… read analysis of Bill Clinton