Join us at the Clinton Center on December 18 for a conversation and book signing with the authors of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics. Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore are four of the most influential African American women in the United States. Together, they call themselves the Colored Girls. As political strategists, organizers, CEOs, and more, they have made history and shaped politics.
Conversation and Book Signing with Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 | 6 p.m.
Clinton Presidential Center
If you were unable to attend the program, click here to watch a recording of the conversation.
Though they come from diverse backgrounds, Brazile, Caraway, Daughtry, and Moore all felt the call to serve early in their lives. For Caraway, it was volunteering for Bobby Kennedy’s Senate campaign and feeling the thrill of political mobilization. Moore became involved with Jesse Jackson’s Operation PUSH where she was exposed to high-level politics and gained a true sense of purpose. Brazile, who has always been outspoken about what she believes in, started interning in D.C. and worked for Coretta Scott King and Stevie Wonder on the campaign to create a holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Daughtry was born into activism and grew up surrounded by civil rights leadership. Her upbringing allowed her to move between worlds, navigating very different cultural and political spheres.
Mentorship is a powerful thread in each woman’s life. Icons like Coretta Scott King, the Reverends Willie Barrow and Jesse L. Jackson Sr., Dr. Betty Shabazz, and Shirley Chisholm taught them how to mobilize, communicate, persevere, and organize. The Colored Girls have also made mentorship a cornerstone of their careers. This is clearly evident in the creation of the Bank of Justice, which came into being after Bill Clinton was elected President. The premise was simple: “Once you get to a position of influence, you pay it forward.” By actively creating opportunities for people of color, they were shifting the balance of power toward hard-working people without access to influence in the traditional ways.
Now Brazile, Caraway, Daughtry, and Moore challenge women to pick up the mantle and continue to make government truly representative. With the lessons they’ve learned, the fights they’ve won and lost, and solid advice for the challenges ahead, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics is the guide for a new generation