The conversation concerning the historical and current relationship between African Americans and Republicans has been shaped by rhetorical cliches, oversimplifications, and incomplete information. In his recently-released book Silence Makes the Loudest Sound: A Conversation between African Americans and the Republican Party (Booksurge:
No Pollyanna to the intersection of race and politics, Rogers has served as a Republican activist and as an advocate for at-risk youth and the impoverished since the late 1990s. Rogers is well-versed in the strong Republican civil rights leadership of the late 1800s as well as the emotionally-charged disconnect that currently defines the relationship between African Americans and Republicans. Personal curiosity compelled Rogers investigate what happened between this American race and American political party between the late 1800s and the early twenty-first century. Silence Makes the Loudest Sound is the result of Rogers’ thorough research. In light of the viral interest that his debut book has generated, Rogers states, “the flood of responses that I’m receiving from all over the nation has utterly convinced me that the theme of this book is stimulating a conversation that America is very eager to have.”
Also featured in this book:
* A poignant review of the state of the modern conservative movement and the Republican Party
* An in-depth analysis of the evolution of African American political thought and electoral behavior
*A riveting account of Rogers’ run for South Carolina State House as a black Republican in the year of Barack Obama
Rogers has served as an aide to U.S. Representative Bob Inglis. He ran unsuccessfully for the South Carolina State House in 2008 as a black Republican in a predominately African American Democratic stronghold. With the odds stacked against him and facing the uphill battle of running in a minority district in the year of Barack Obama, Rogers still managed to garner 32 percent of the vote.
Rogers has filed again to run for South Carolina State House in the 2010 general election.
Silence Makes the Loudest Sound can be ordered at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Silence-Makes-Loudest-Sound-Conver …)
For more information, contact Marvin D. Rogers at 803.280.9813 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.