Monday, January 20, 2014

Keith Ellison's six favorite books

Keith Ellison is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. He is the first Black Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress and the first African American elected to the House from Minnesota. He is also the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and one of the organizers behind the 1995 Million Man March. Ellison's new book is My Country, 'Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future.

One of his six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

The amazing story of a free New Yorker who was tricked, drugged, and kidnapped into slavery in Louisiana. Northup's gripping account also describes his effort to hold his kidnappers accountable even though a law prohibited blacks from testifying in court against white people.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue