Yesterday, September 8, 2018, I sent the entire manuscript of Collective Amnesia: American Apartheid — African Americans’ 400 Years in North America, 1619-2019 and front and back covers to McFarland Press. Now the adventure really begins! I am anxious to see the book in print, but that will take three to nine months.
This book is unique in covering the entire 400 years blacks have been in America. Unfortunately, a good part of that history has been sordid and as much as we try to dance around it, featured a lot of ugliness.
As far as I am concerned, the point of documenting this is to ensure that we don’t head down that road again. Racism and the foolishness of “white supremacy” has already cost the entire country far too much!