WorldCat Identities

Clay, William L.

Works: 59 works in 85 publications in 1 language and 1,965 library holdings
Genres: History  Oral histories  Interviews  Internet videos  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Documentary films  Historical films  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Host, Narrator
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William L Clay
Just permanent interests : Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1991 by William L Clay( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William L. Clay, one of the most important players in Congress, offers a candid, up-to-date history of black elected officials in the U.S. Congress. As the senior member of the Missouri Congressional delegation and a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, William L. Clay shares thirty-four years of experiences and insight into the political process and the roles that black elected officials have played in the process, from the post-Civil War era up to now. From the election of Senator Hiram R. Revels in 1870 to the election of Congresswoman Maxine Waters in 1991, Congressman Clay dispels the myths and misinformation about black politicians. He recounts their struggles, victories and losses, and sets the record straight about the enormous contributions they have made, which benefit not only other blacks, but Americans of all ethnicities. Congressman Clay shows how "the business of effective government is neither fun nor games for elected officials. It is not easy work, short hours, and unending cocktail parties. It is a rough, tough business" and given pervasive unemployment, excessive numbers of women heading households without support, high rates of crime and teen-age pregnancies, and all the other tragic conditions that are part of the black community, citizens - activists and aspiring politicians alike - need to know how the system really works and can work to empower as well as suppress black people. Just Permanent Interests delivers a wealth of information on and analysis of American politics useful to students, professionals, and voters in general. Congressman Clay documents black involvement in politics during the Reconstruction era, then brings the reader through the turmoil of the Civil Rights Movement. He reveals the racial dynamics of congressional politics and the events that led to the founding of the Congressional Black Caucus. He describes the relationship of the Caucus to Democratic and Republican administrations of the last two decades as well as the relationships between members of the Caucus - "the single most effective political entity we [black Americans] have had." He exposes the beauty marks and warts of the Black Caucus and provides a timely examination of how the current political policies of both the Democratic and Republican parties affect African-Americans. The only chronicle of its kind-written by a political insider - Congressman Clay's account gives clarity and meaning to the official motto of the Congressional Black Caucus: Black people have/ No permanent friends, / No permanent enemies, / Just permanent interests
Information assurance : national partnership offers benefits, but faces considerable challenges : report to the Honorable William Lacy Clay, House of Representatives by United States( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To kill or not to kill : thoughts on capital punishment by William L Clay( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information on prime sponsor CETA expenditures related to membership organizations : report to the Honorable William A. Clay, House of Representatives by United States( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable William Clay, Sr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Congressman William Lacy Clay, Sr. was born in 1931, in St. Louis, Missouri. He earned his B.S. degree in political science from St. Louis University in 1953. Clay served in the United States Army until 1955. He then worked as a real estate broker from 1955 to 1959, and as a manager for Industry Life Insurance Company from 1959 to 1961. Clay was elected to St. Louis City Council in 1959 and served as an alderman until 1964. He served 105 days in jail for participating in a 1963 civil rights demonstration. In 1968, he was elected to Congress, where he served fifteen terms. Clay became the first African American elected to Congress from Missouri. He wrote a comprehensive treatise of the Congressional Black Caucus' history, Just Permanent Interests: Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1991. He retired from Congress in 2001. His son, William Clay, Jr., succeeded him in office
The U.S. Congress and you by Henry Bonilla( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a student discussion on the function of the U.S. Congress and how citizens can take part in the political process
The Jefferson Bank confrontation : the struggle for civil rights in St. Louis by William L Clay( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retired U.S. Congressman William Clay, Sr. reflects on his role in the Jefferson Bank confrontation, a four year struggle for economic and political justice in St. Louis
Black caucus interview by William L Clay( Recording )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congressman Clay speaks of the meeting of the Black caucus with President Nixon at the White House and states that most Blacks feel unrepresented in this government and that they do not have a sensitive ear in the White House
Civil tiltrotor missions and applications : a research study( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarence Thomas : a black knight in tainted armor : Thomas' confirmation; another ideological hijacking of the Supreme Court : a retreat on civil rights issues by William L Clay( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prohibition of union organization of the armed forces. February 22, 1978. -- Ordered to be printed( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.15 for The U.S. C ... to 0.99 for Bill Clay ...)

Just permanent interests : Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1991
Contemporary Black biography, Profiles from the international Black community
Alternative Names
Bill Clay American politician

Bill Clay Amerikaans politicus

Bill Clay amerikai politikus

Bill Clay amerikansk politiker

Bill Clay politicien américain

Bill Clay político estadounidense

Bill Clay politico statunitense

Bill Clay US-amerikanesche Politiker

Bill Clay US-amerikanischer Politiker

Bill Clay yhdysvaltalainen poliitikko

Clay, Bill

Clay, Bill 1931-

Clay, William L.

Clay, William L. Sr

Clay, William Lacy 1931-

Билл Клей

بيل كلاي سياسي أمريكي

بیل کلی سیاست‌مدار آمریکایی


English (55)