Traces the history of African-Americans in North American from the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492 to the end of slavery, and includes brief biographies, photographs, and illustrations.
About the Author The author was born, March 17, 1941, in a small town in Georgia, southeast of Atlanta. He graduated Valedictorian of his high school class, 1960, during the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement, and the same year that Charlene Hunter-Gault and Hamilton Holmes enrolled at the University of Georgia as its first black students. He attended Savannah State University, 1960, in Savannah, Georgia, during the time that "sit-in" demonstrations were taking place at the lunch-counters, in the Southern States. Unable to secure financing for his second year, he moved to New York, 1962. at Brooklyn College, he was a student of the renounced, Dr. John Hope Frnaklin, who was Chairman of the Department of History. He, also, attended the Bernard M. Baruch College, in New York City, and he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, in Social Science, from Washington State University, Pullman, Washington. The native Georgian was employed in the Accounting Department of Tiffany and Company, New York, Bon Witt Teller, and the Bank of New York on Wall Street. In 1982, he owned a pair of Brownstone Town Houses in the Historic Clinton Hills section of downtown Brooklyn, New York. He was an acquaintance of the late United States' House of Representative Congresswoman, Shirley Chrisholm, of Brooklyn, New York, and he campaigned for Mayor David Dinkins, the first American Mayor of New York City, 1989. Although, a Teacher of Social Studies, the Author feels that he is best read as a writer and as an advocate for Civil rights. The most important of all Civil Rights to African Americans, that of Enfranchisement, which is yet unfinished, as of 2007.