A Class of Leaders

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South Central Los Angeles. 1969. Joshua Sampson, a white history teacher in a black ghetto high school, throws the book away and lets his students take charge of their own destiny. Sampson's students, with his guidance, begin teaching. They voice their opinions on Vietnam, freedom, Black Power, police harassment, the grading system, capital punishment, and whether Sampson is teaching them or not. More

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About Joseph Sutton

Joseph Sutton was born in Brooklyn and raised in Hollywood. He played football at the University of Oregon and graduated with a degree in philosophy. He earned a teaching credential and a degree in history at California State University Los Angeles and taught high school history and English for many years. Sutton, who has been writing for almost 50 years, has published a total of 14 books. His essays and short stories have appeared in numerous national magazines and journals. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Joan.

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