Tag Archives: Miles Dean

Book Talk at Son of A Saint, New Orleans

Monday through Thursday, from 3:30-8 pm, a group of boys, ranging in ages 10-18, find their way to the Son of A Saint clubhouse,in the Mid-City section of New Orleans. They attend different schools; have various interests and economic backgrounds. … Continue reading

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Extreme Sports & No Limits? Not for Me!

“There are strange folks who run across a continent, climb the highest mountain, swim the deepest ocean, take a solo ride around the world in a small boat and sail aimlessly aloft in a hot-air balloon. I don’t know why … Continue reading

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On the Trail of the Ancestors: The Buffalo Soldiers

The last  excerpt from my book, On the Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy’s Journey Across America brings Miles Dean to New Mexico where he honored the Buffalo Soldiers.  From Ch. 19:  Retracing the Steps of the Buffalo Soldiers Using the … Continue reading

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On the Trail of the Ancestors: The US Deputy Marshals

This week’s  excerpt from my book, On the Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy’s Journey Across America brings Miles Dean to Arkansas where he remembered the black US Deputy Marshals.  From Ch. 13: Imagining Bass Reeve After crossing the Mississippi into … Continue reading

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On the Trail of the Ancestors: Excerpt Three- The Black Jockeys

This week’s  excerpt from my book, On the Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy’s Journey Across America brings Miles Dean to Kentucky where he honored the black jockeys, America’s first athletes.   From Ch. 11: In the Saddle with Jimmy Winkfield … Continue reading

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From Interviews to Book: My Self-Publishing Journey

I wasn’t planning to write a book.   I’d just begun working as a literacy consultant in Newark, NJ, demonstrating lessons for teachers and conducting staff development workshops. When I met Miles Dean, who had completed his cross- country horseback journey the … Continue reading

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Black Jockeys at the HOOD

Welcome to The HOOD; the House of Original Dreams. A state-funded program serving at-risk youth ages 16-21 in West Chester, PA, 35 miles outside of Philadelphia.   Here young people can prepare for the GED, learn job skills and life lessons.  … Continue reading

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