We must always take sides.Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encouragesthe tormentor, never the tormented.Elie Wiesel The subject matter of this next book is not African American history, but American history which includes aspects that white Americans considered unimportant, painful, or attempted to ignore. Blacks have contributed much to this country, and the…

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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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