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Foreword by Pearlie Evans Foreword by Dr Archibald Preface Introduction Chapter 1 Genesis of Black Politics in St. Louis: The Historic Pythian Meeting Chapter 2 Early Days of Bill Clay: From Childhood to Manhood Chapter 3 Entering the Political Arena Chapter 4 Hectic Days Following the 1959 Election Chapter 5 1960: A Year of Decisive Political Results for Negroes Chapter 6 Road to Political Respect Chapter 7 Jefferson Bank Demonstrations Chapter 8 Warren E. Hearnes: My Choice for Governor Chapter 9 A. J. Cervantes: Gifted, Innovative Politician Chapter 10 Barriers Overcome in Electing a Black U.S. Congressman and a Black Citywide Official Chapter 11 Influence of Women on My Political Career Chapter 12 The Politics of Self-Destruction Chapter 13 Bruising 1974 Candidacy for Congress Chapter 14 Bait Your Hook with a Snake to Catch a Bass: Bass's Campaign Undermined by Blacks Chapter 15 Vincent Schoemehl: Hope for Inclusion Chapter 16 Payback Time: Revenge or Retribution Chapter 17 Bill Clay Sr.: Labor Born and Bred Chapter 18 A Summary of the Black Struggle Notes Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Clay, William L.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
United States. Congress. House -- Biography.
African American legislators -- Biography.
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- Politics and government.
Missouri -- Politics and government -- 1951-.