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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 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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On the Trail of the Ancestors: Excerpt Two: The Black Abolitionists

  This week’s excerpt from On the Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy’s Journey Across America  comes from Ch. 6, Meeting the Black Abolitionists and brings us to Philadelphia.  …Grateful for the tree canopy on the unusually warm day, Miles hugged the shade … Continue reading

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