At 22 years old, Bakari Sellers made history as the youngest black elected official in the country. Now, more than a decade later, he’s a political commentator and a lawyer out with his new memoir, “My Vanishing Country.” It begins with a story from before he was born. In 1968, patrolmen opened fire on civil rights protesters trying to desegregate a bowling alley. They killed three people and wounded dozens more. That included his father who was imprisoned and charged with inciting a riot. Sellers tells Soledad O’Brien why that day was the most important of his life.



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