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The Thomas Berryman Number Themes

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Racial Tensions in the Early Seventies

This novel is set in the seventies, a short time after the Civil Rights Movement that rocked the country in the sixties. In the aftermath of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and other Civil Rights leaders, Jimmie Lee Horn has become a political superstar in the eyes of many still embracing the need for change in the American government. Jimmie Lee Horn is elected mayor of a major American city and believes he has enough support to become a member of the United States Congress. This places Jimmie Horn in the spotlight and also makes him a target for those who do not believe the country is ready for a black man to be a senator. Although Horn has the support of many people in Nashville, there are those who are against what he stands for and what he might mean...

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