Leonard C. Garrett Sr. was born May 17, 1930 to parents sharecropping a 40 acres slave plot given his motheras parents when they were freed from slavery. Forced from the farm by the Ku Klux Klan, his parents fled to Tampa, Florida. An avid reader, He learned that outside the southern states, for those with Hope, America offered Opportunity, and through Shared Sacrifice, a better America for the Generation that follows. He quit high school and joined the air force, moved his parents out of the projects, and set out to achieve his American dream. Retiring from the air force he joined a major bank as a junior executive and at age fifty-four, had achieved an American dream never believed possible. The Election of 1980 had Unleashed the Wealthy, Greedy, Corrupt, and the politically Powerful from the aBonds of Shared Sacrificea and; empowered conservative ideology driven southern states to roll-back Supreme Court decisions and Laws guaranteeing civil rights of black and Latino Americans. He was harvested, convicted, and sentenced to prison for crimes afabricateda by the US attorney, covered up by a aFraudulent Judgmenta on appeal, adenied accessa to the Court to seek redress, and was held falsely imprisoned for 10 years all; acovered-upa by a corrupt conservative criminal justice system. Today at age 81, Garrett is among the millions of Americans driving past agated communitiesa into cities with closed factories, boarded-up homes, and neighborhoods of unemployed, elderly, and less-advantaged Americans suffering the question, awhat happened to the American that aWeaa sacrificed so much to make great?aaPresident John F. Kennedy was to appear in the NASAa#39;s Saturn maintenance building, Hanger aHa, next door to our Safety Unit. I went over early to see the Capsule before President Kennedy arrived. I saw a small speakera#39;s podium with theanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Two Faces of America|
|Author||:||Leonard C. Garrett, Sr.|
|Publisher||:||AuthorHouse - 2012-03-28|