Jason D. Hill is professor of Philosophy at DePaul University and the author of three previous books. These include Becoming a Cosmopolitan: What It Means to Be a Human Being in the New Millennium, and Civil Disobedience and the Politics of Identity: When We Should Not Get Along. He is also President and CEO of the Institute for Immigrant Assimilation.
This passionate book is both memoir and homage. For Jason Hill, America is both an end in itself and a guide to his own personal growth. As a story of black American aspiration, it evokes the great memoirs of Frederick Douglas and Booker T. Washington. But We Have Overcome is a much happier memoir. It shows us an America with an open heart-an America greatly evolved from its dark racial past. So, it is a new kind of book, one that shows us an intrepid young black man finding his way in a friendly country. White American friendliness in sympathy to black aspiration-this is a watershed book. -- Shelby Steele, author of The Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race in America; White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era; and Shame: How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country Hill is a unique storyteller and writes with clarity and force. He makes a profound contribution to our understanding of an immigrant's experience in the United States. This book is essential reading given our country's current discussions surrounding immigration policy and its implications. -- Cherylyn Harley LeBon, CEO and President of KLAR Strategies America needs her defenders and Jason Hill proves to be one of her fiercest with his new book, We Have Overcome. Today, many Americans have blindly embraced an anti-American stance out of some false sense of virtue. And it takes a writer like Hill with his immigrant eyes to fearlessly attack this blindness, once again bringing to light America's greatest promise: the individual. -- Eli Steele, Director, Producer, and Writer of the Film How Jack Became Black Hill's book is well worth reading for its glowing tribute to America, its penetrating insight into the essentially racist mentality of the left, and its concrete examples of these two conclusions. -- American Thinker