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Madison Park - A Place of Hope

Eric L. Motley

Welcome to Madison Park, a small community in Alabama founded by freed slaves in 1880. And meet Eric Motley, a native son who came of age in this remarkable place where constant lessons in self-determination, hope, and unceasing belief in the American dream taught him everything he needed for his journey to the Oval Office as a Special Assistant to President George W. Bush. Eric grew up among people whose belief was to give and never turn away from your neighbor’s need. There was Aunt Shine, the goodly matriarch who cared so much about young Motley’s schooling that she would stand up in a crowded church and announce Eric’s progress or his shortcomings. There was Old Man Salery, who secretly siphoned gasoline from his beat-up car into the Motleys' tank at night. There were Motley’s grandparents, who bought books for Eric they couldn’t afford, spending the last of their seed money. And there was Reverend Brinkley, a man of enormous faith and simple living. It was said that whenever the Reverend came your way, light abounded. Life in Madison Park wasn’t always easy or fair, and Motley reveals personal and heartbreaking stories of racial injustice and segregation. But Eric shows how the community taught him everything he needed to know about love and faith. This charming, engaging, and deeply inspiring memoir will help you remember that we can create a world of shared values based on love and hope. It is a story that reveals the amazing power of faith in God and each other. If you’re in search of hope during troubled times, look no further than Madison Park.

Welcome to Madison Park, a small community in Alabama founded by freed slaves in 1880. And meet Eric Motley, a native son who came of age in this remarkable place where constant lessons in self-determination, hope, and unceasing belief in the American dream taught him everything he needed for his journey to the Oval Office as a Special Assistant to President George W. Bush. Eric grew up among people whose belief was to give and never turn away from your neighbor’s need. There was Aunt Shine, the goodly matriarch who cared so much about young Motley’s schooling that she would stand up in a crowded church and announce Eric’s progress or his shortcomings. There was Old Man Salery, who secretly siphoned gasoline from his beat-up car into the Motleys' tank at night. There were Motley’s grandparents, who bought books for Eric they couldn’t afford, spending the last of their seed money. And there was Reverend Brinkley, a man of enormous faith and simple living. It was said that whenever the Reverend came your way, light abounded. Life in Madison Park wasn’t always easy or fair, and Motley reveals personal and heartbreaking stories of racial injustice and segregation. But Eric shows how the community taught him everything he needed to know about love and faith. This charming, engaging, and deeply inspiring memoir will help you remember that we can create a world of shared values based on love and hope. It is a story that reveals the amazing power of faith in God and each other. If you’re in search of hope during troubled times, look no further than Madison Park.
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Welcome to Madison Park, a small community in Alabama founded by freed slaves in 1880. And meet Eric Motley, a native son who came of age in this remarkable place where constant lessons in self-determination, hope, and unceasing belief in the American dream taught him everything he needed for his journey to the Oval Office as a Special Assistant to President George W. Bush. Eric grew up among people whose belief was to give and never turn away from your neighbor’s need. There was Aunt Shine, the goodly matriarch who cared so much about young Motley’s schooling that she would stand up in a crowded church and announce Eric’s progress or his shortcomings. There was Old Man Salery, who secretly siphoned gasoline from his beat-up car into the Motleys' tank at night. There were Motley’s grandparents, who bought books for Eric they couldn’t afford, spending the last of their seed money. And there was Reverend Brinkley, a man of enormous faith and simple living. It was said that whenever the Reverend came your way, light abounded. Life in Madison Park wasn’t always easy or fair, and Motley reveals personal and heartbreaking stories of racial injustice and segregation. But Eric shows how the community taught him everything he needed to know about love and faith. This charming, engaging, and deeply inspiring memoir will help you remember that we can create a world of shared values based on love and hope. It is a story that reveals the amazing power of faith in God and each other. If you’re in search of hope during troubled times, look no further than Madison Park.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Walter Isaacson, Brandon Maloney

Length:

7h 52m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

23:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:31