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Eric Motley grew up in the freed slaves' town of Madison Park, Alabama. From this beginning in the black community, he rose to become a special assistant to President George W. Bush. His story is an odyssey of grace and gratitude--a charming, engaging, and deeply inspiring memoir that reveals the amazing power of faith--in God and each other. Hardcover.
Number of Pages: 320
|Publication Date: 2017|
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Welcome to Madison Park, a small community in Alabama founded by freed slaves in 1880. And meet Eric Motley, a native son who came of age in this remarkable place where constant lessons in self-determination, hope, and unceasing belief in the American dream taught him everything he needed for his journey to the Oval Office as a Special Assistant to President George W. Bush.
Eric grew up among people whose belief was to "give" and never turn away from your neighbors need. There was Aunt Shine, the goodly matriarch who cared so much about young Motleys schooling that she would stand up in a crowded church and announce Erics progress or his shortcomings. There was Old Man Salery, who secretly siphoned gasoline from his beat-up car into the Motleys tank at night. There were Motleys grandparents, who bought books for Eric they couldnt afford, spending the last of their seed money. And there was Reverend Brinkley, a man of enormous faith and simple living. It was said that whenever the Reverend came your way, light abounded. Life in Madison Park wasnt always easy or fair, and Motley reveals personal and heartbreaking stories of racial injustice and segregation. But Eric shows how the community taught him everything he needed to know about love and faith.
This charming, engaging, and deeply inspiring memoir will help you remember that we can create a world of shared values based on love and hope. It is a story that reveals the amazing power of faith in God and each other. If youre in search of hope during troubled times, look no further than Madison Park.
Eric Motley grew up in Alabama, the son of adoptive parents who raised him in the freed slaves town of Madison Park, Alabama. From this beginning in the black community he rose to become a special assistant to President George W. Bush. Eric is Executive Vice President of the think tank The Aspen Institute which on a national and international level discusses todays global issues that face the United States and her partners across the world.