Janice S. Ellis’s Newly Released “From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream” is a Powerful Work About the Racism and Sexism Evident in America

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“From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream” from Christian Faith Publishing author Janice S. Ellis, Ph.D., is an impactful true account on how an African-American woman overcomes the racism and sexism she has experienced in America, tackling the unequal treatment of men and women as well as blacks and whites.

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“From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream”: a compelling book that discusses the forms of injustice that blacks and women are subjected to despite the ideal American Dream that is promised to everyone. “From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream” is the creation of published author, Janice S. Ellis, Ph.D., a native daughter of Mississippi who grew up during the height of the civil rights movement and the women’s liberation movement. She has been an executive throughout her career, first in government, then in a large pharmaceutical company, and as a President and CEO of a marketing firm and a bi-state non-profit child advocacy agency.

Janice shares, “Being black and dealing with racism and racial stereotypes was only one aspect of the struggle to define my sense of self. Being a woman and trying to prove that intellectually I was just as smart and just as capable as anybody—men included—became paramount, more present within my realm of consciousness when I entered the workplace. Being 'just as capable as a man' had not reached the level of consciousness that it would as my career progressed. When I entered the workforce to begin my career in earnest, I was comfortable being a woman in the fullest sense of the word. What I had never accepted, and never would, was anyone assuming anything about my abilities based simply on how I looked—being black, or a woman, or both.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Janice S. Ellis’s new book, “From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream” vividly recounts the journey of an African-American woman from rural, segregated Mississippi through academia, corporate America, and politics. It is the story of how she triumphed even when, more often than not, the ugly realities of racism and sexism tried to deter her.

This book tells the broader story, too, of how her life epitomizes what the Civil Rights Act and Equal Rights Amendment have meant and have not meant for blacks and women as she has lived through their maturation during the last 50 years.

What better time than now to examine how these two seminal and defining events played out in the life of an ordinary African-American woman who believed in all of America’s promises? What better moment than today to look deeply at the life of a woman who prepared herself and worked tirelessly to achieve her goals only to realize that many lay beyond her reach and that of most women and most blacks.

“From Liberty to Magnolia” shows readers, especially aspiring women and minorities—with whom her story will have special resonance—how to navigate and ultimately embrace the challenges at every major crossroads and be triumphant.

A Discussion Guide is included for use by book clubs, classes, and group forums.

View a synopsis of “From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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