• We Have Overcome

  • An Immigrant's Letter to the American People
  • By: Jason D. Hill
  • Narrated by: Jared Wright
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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A black immigrant’s eloquent appreciation of the American Dream, and why his adopted nation remains the most noble experiment in enabling the pursuit of happiness.

It has been more than fifty years since the Civil Rights Act enshrined equality under the law for all Americans. Since that time, America has enjoyed an era of unprecedented prosperity, domestic and international peace, and technological advancement. It’s almost as if removing the shackles of enforced racial discrimination has liberated Americans of all races and ethnicities to become their better selves, and to work toward common goals in ways that our ancestors would have envied.  

But the dominant narrative, repeated in the media and from the angry mouths of politicians and activists, is the exact opposite of the reality. They paint a portrait of an America rife with racial and ethnic division, where minorities are mired in a poverty worse than slavery, and white people stand at the top of an unfairly stacked pyramid of privilege.

Jason D. Hill corrects the narrative in this powerfully eloquent book. Dr. Hill came to this country at the age of twenty from Jamaica and, rather than being faced with intractable racial bigotry, Hill found a land of bountiful opportunity - a place where he could get a college education, earn a doctorate in philosophy, and eventually become a tenured professor at a top university, an internationally recognized scholar, and the author of several respected books in his field.  

Throughout his experiences, it wasn’t a racist establishment that sought to keep him down. Instead, Hill recounts, he faced constant naysaying from so-called liberals of all races. His academic colleagues did not celebrate the success of a black immigrant but chose to denigrate them because this particular black immigrant did not embrace their ideology of victimization. Part memoir, part exhortation to his fellow Americans, and, above all, a paean to the American Dream and the magnificent country that makes it possible, We Have Overcome is the most important and provocative book about race relations to be published in this century.

©2018 Jason D. Hill (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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A message of hope for all Americans

What a blessing to hear the American journey and redemptive message of Mr. Hill in this era of brokenness, anger, and hopelessness portrayed on our current national stage. It offers a pattern for success to anyone willing to believe and personally commit to the Dream. I am grateful for his reminder of who Americans are and who they are not. Thank you Jason D. Hill!

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Bravo

What an inspiring read. So refreshing to hear the truth And inspiring optimism that cuts through all the poison and victimization garbage that is currently widespread in our country. You challenge me and raise my level of gratitude. Thank you thank you thank you.

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A fantastic biography of truth and love for our country!

Prof Hill does an incredible job describing our country from the perspective of an immigrant and brilliantly illustrates and reminds us why we are so very blessed to live here! Even with its imperfections, this is the best place on earth for the human soul. 🙂

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An Advocate for Reason and America

Jason Hill is an immigrant who came to the United States believing it was the greatest country ever - and he has not been disappointed. Too many Americans are spoiled by the freedom and prosperity we enjoy, condemning our country because it neither was nor is flawless. As President Reagan said, "The perfect is the enemy of the good." The author points out why the US is the most accepting, fair and opportunity-providing place ever. Jared Wright does a fine job of narration that fits well with the book's message. I would highly recommend this title to those open-minded enough to be persuaded by evidence and logic.

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This man gets it

The people who call for socialism and who protest and riot against America are people who don’t get it. Jason immigrated here and understands that we all have the right to create our own future with only the sky as our limitation. He gets it! Great story that should be widely shared.

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The finest book on American Racism ever!!

Well written and beautiful story. I would highly recommend Dr. Jason Hill’s works! Thank You!