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Robert Levine

November 7, 2021

When Andrew Johnson assumed the presidency after Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, the country was on the precipice of radical change. Johnson, seemingly more progressive than Lincoln, looked like the ideal person to lead the country. He had already cast himself as a “Moses” for the Black community, and African Americans were optimistic that he would pursue aggressive federal policies for Black equality. That unfortunately, didn’t happen. Tune into this episode of The Public Eye, when AL speaks with award-winning author and educator, Robert Levine about his new book: “Failed Promise”.