June 18, 2015

Unique Kickstarter Campaign To Publish Phenomenal Black Heritage

BlackNews.Com shares news that time is ticking down. Only seven days are left to become one of the backers of a “Unique Kickstarter Campaign To Publish Phenomenal Black Heritage.”  A successful Kickstarter Campaign will allow me to self-publish my debut nonfiction saga, “Finding America's $57 Million Freedmen:  In Search of "40 Acres and A Mule."

Read BlackNews.Com at: http://www.blacknews.com/news/unique-kickstarter-campaign-to-publish-phenomenal-black-heritage/ or go to my Kickstarter Campaign at: www.kickstarter.com/projects/338543610/finding-americas-57000000-freedmen

I was challenged to research and share the history of my hometown of Savannah, Georgia by one of my mentors, civil rights activist, the late Westley Wallace (W. W.) Law.  W. W. Law served as president of the Savannah Branch NAACP for 25 years and as the visionary for the preservation of Black culture and history during the last 25 years of his life.

While fulfilling his challenge to me to learn and share the history of “40 Acres and A Mule”, I stumbled upon the most astonishing achievement. I learned that America’s newly freed slaves amassed $57 million dollar in nine years, after their emancipation, between 1865 and 1874 in the Freedmen’s Bank.  It was this finding that caused my research paper to turn in to a book.

W. E. B. DuBois was first to write about their amazing accomplishment in his book "Black Reconstruction In America" published in 1935. DuBois served as NAACP Director of Publicity and Research, and editor of its Crisis magazine.