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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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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I sent my manuscript to the publisher, Xlibris, in early September. For the past four and a half months, I have gotten an education which my two previous books did not provide: getting permission to use graphics. This is not an easy process. I started with 103 pictures, maps, tables and other graphics, leading one…

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