The Only One in the Room
is a serious treatment on the subject of race in America, exploring why the problems persist, and what Christ-followers must do to help our nation heal.
Throughout his life, especially while working as a high-profile professional in the Midwest, author Milton Thompson was often the only African American in his circles. A minister and educator, he uses the backdrop of his personal journey to skillfully and knowledgeably assess where we’ve been as a nation, and where we are now. The Only One in the Room
crosses several literary genres, and offers readers ~
- The moving story of a remarkable African American family
- Provocative social and political commentary
- An intimate look at an enduring love story
- Biblical hope and inspiration
Thompson says he’s become more reflective about race as he’s gotten older. He possesses a seasoned, gracious, and godly perspective, which is just what we need right now.
Milton Thompson was born in Racine, Wisconsin, to parents who came North during the 1950s as part of the Great Migration of African Americans from the South. He grew up during the Civil Rights movement, and has witnessed the successes and failures in America’s struggle with the issue of race. He holds a master’s degree in Educational Administration, and has served as a pastor and school district superintendent. He is married, and the father of four adult children.