After three years of research and writing, plus three and a half months of struggling to obtain copyright permissions for the graphics in the book,  Collective Amnesia: American Apartheid, African Americans’ 400 Years in North America, 1619-2019, is finally available at BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com and the publisher, Xlibris. In due time it will be available on…

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After two weeks of what seemed like solid proof-reading here in sunny Sarasota, I received the final galley yesterday. The ebook will go live in a matter of days; the paperback and hardbound versions will take up to a month and a half. I hope you will purchase one of the formats. The cost for…

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On Monday, January 14th I was informed that my graphics had finally been cleared, ending four and a half months of struggle. If you’ve never published a book, I don’t believe I can adequately describe the process of getting permissions or a license to use a given graphic. For me, the process was far more…

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The short answer is that no one knows how the name originated. What is known is that in 1832 an entertainer born in Manhattan, Thomas Dartmouth “Big Daddy” Rice, wrote a song and dance he called “Jim Crow.” Rice applied blackface makeup and imitated slave dialect for his performances, birthing a type of minstrel show…

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