“1963: The Year of Hope & Hostility”
the new book by Byron Williams
1963: The Year of Hope and Hostility has been a labor of love. History tells the story of the past that provides a roadmap to the present. Through the power of social media, it is my goal to place this project on the New York Times Bestseller list when released in 2013.
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Theologian and author Byron Williams presents 1963 as one of the most compelling years in the history of our nation as we approach its 50th Anniversary and reflects back on a year that changed everything and forced the nation to reconcile the notion that hope and hostility live in close proximity.
1963 was the year America lost the illusion of innocence. It was a year that began with George Wallace declaring “segregation today, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever,” and concluded with Martin Luther King being named Time Magazine’s Man of the Year. It was a year that cemented our current Cuban policy and shaped the events in Vietnam.