Go and Come Again

The book begins with a focus on the history and culture of a small town in Appalachia during the era of segregated schools and the concurrent Jim Crow mind-set.  Additionally, the author traces his journey—beginning as a student in “separate and unequal” public schools to his multi-decade teaching career.

About The Author

B. S. and M. Ed., Virginia State University
Ed. D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Virginia Commonwealth University
University of Memphis
East Tennessee State University
Purdue University
Indiana University

Born: Glade Spring, Virginia
Primary: Glade Spring ‘Colored’ Elementary School
High School: Douglass, Bristol, Virginia
I have been a teacher for more than 50 years: Baltimore, Maryland; Richmond, Virginia; Emory, Virginia

I now live in the house where I was born; the house was built by my great-grandfather, a former slave, in 1870.

About The Book

The book begins with a focus on the history and culture of a small town in Appalachia during the era of segregated schools and the concurrent Jim Crow mind-set. Additionally, the author traces his journey--beginning as a student in "separate and unequal" public schools to his multi-decade teaching career.
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Excerpts

"People from Appalachia are educationally, religiously, politically, and culturally homogenous--not true!"
Teaching myself how to play the piano improved my mind, mitigated shyness, advanced self-esteem, and provided enjoyment.
If one were to read the many stories of the academic success of so many black students in early-twentieth-century Southwest Virginia, a preliminary explanation of such success is not easy to quantify.

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