Gwen Ifill on The Tom Joyner Morning Show

Mark your calendar and set your Google alert—Washington Week moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill will be on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” this Thursday, November 5, discussing The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.

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More than just another book about Obama’s stunning presidential victory, The Breakthrough captures a pivotal moment in American history when a new group of emerging young African American politicians are forging a path to power. And in her new afterword, Ifill addresses other controversial issues from the impact of the election on racial perceptions to President Obama’s own take on the issue of race.

• Read an excerpt from the book.
• More about The Breakthrough.