Past Event

The Clinton Presidency: An African-American Perspective

Janis F. Kearney offers her audience first-hand stories from the West Wing and tidbits from conversations with African Americans throughout the country on Bill Clinton – the man, the world leader, and the “race president.”

Janis F. Kearney has been a writer, lecturer, and columnist for over 20 years. She has a deep love for oral history and has worked on several community-based projects, including The Arkansas-Chicago Connection. Ms. Kearney has been selected for inclusion in The HistoryMakers archive—the largest historical archive of black achievers in the world. From 1995-2001, she served as President Bill Clinton’s Personal Diarist, the first time in history such an appointment was made. Currently, Ms. Kearney is working on two books: Cotton Field of Dreams and President Clinton’s biography, Conversations: From Hope to Harlem.

For more information contact Carl Ervin, 618.453.5714.