This article first appeared in The Washington Post.
The key paragraph that defines the arc of the book “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics” is in a vignette at its start set in July 26, 2016. It’s the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and former president Bill Clinton is speaking about Hillary Clinton, his wife and their party’s nominee for president. And watching the scene are Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore.
“We sat facing him, on the convention dais. Who are we? We’re the Colored Girls, four African American women who had been a part of his political life since he first entered politics on a national level,” they write. “It was an unprecedented moment because we have, throughout our lives, been somewhat hidden figures in American politics.”
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