The True Black History

by James C. Rollins


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I consider myself one of the luckiest men around. My writing has been shaped by my dual cultural background part Lakota, part child of the prairie grasses, and sweeping sky, but also I’ve been privileged to be mentored by great thinkers and writers. This doesn’t count the writers who mentored me through their writing. The moral questions for The Nun Who Killed Sparrows of my story are gleaned from a Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel’s seminar, teaching me that eternal truths are not arrived through logic so much as through the stories we construct out of life experiences. This story comes from an examination of events from my childhood, which put me on my present track, determined to teach, write, and find God’s hand in the world around me. In Lakota literature there is a familiar saying, “Brave up Brother it is a good day to die,” but that’s misleading because death is not the ending it is for westerners. Stories go on, souls become, the dappling of light on running water, fireflies in the grass, the brush of butterfly wings, the call of an owl, the swirling of a dust devil, the wind-songs of aspen and pine. So I want to thank all my students who’ve inspired me, and all those who’ve kept on loving words, and stories, and words.

African Americans searching for the African roots of their culture should begin by understanding that only about five percent of between 11 and 12 million enslaved Africans were brought to North America or the United States. By 1619 the first African indentured servants arrived in the American colonies. The indentured servant was not a slave; they were under contract to provide service, over some time, after which they were set free. “What an interesting book! This book is well written while covering such a wide variety of topics that each entry is interesting and enlightening. There was an excellent job of covering a large period before the EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION and after, in a clear and concise manner. It definitely gives the readers food for thought, and they’ll still be thinking about this book and its revelations long after they’ve read the last page.”

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Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 158 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jan 11, 2020)
ISBN10: 1977222196
ISBN13: 9781977222190
Genre: EDUCATION / History

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James C. RollinsIn author James C. Rollins’ third installment in his series of books about African Americans’ place in America, “From the Curse of Willie Lynch to the New African American Generation” (published by Trafford Publishing), readers find themselves navigating the treacherous years between Martin Luther King Jr.’s death and Barack Obama’s election to presidency. JAMES C. ROLLINS 1704 LORELEI Drive Fort Washington, Md. 20744 240 348-7530/ 202 320-8406 Sgrfoote1@comcast.net
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