In 2008, the United States made history when it elected the first African American to serve as its countrys president. This was a momentous occasion for both black and white Americans. In Somebody in the White House Looks like me, author Rosetta L. Hopkins shares interviews of average people in the black community to reveal how they felt about the election of a black president and his inauguration and what their expectations of the new president-elect were at the time.
Ms. Hopkins interviewed ordinary black people ages sixteen to ninety-three of both sexes and from a broad occupational spectrum to capture their feelings and thoughts about the election of the first black president. Including original poetry and photos, Somebody in the White House Looks like Me documents the interviewees emotions of joy or disbelief as they discuss their recollections on the state of America today and in the past.
Recording the silent and unheard voices of everyday black people whose opinions are often neglected, Somebody in the White House Looks like Me recognizes that moment in time when the division among the races was minimized for a greater good.