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Born Black in the U.S.A.
by John Jordan
African-Americans had seen their fortunes ride a sea of change ever since the first Africans set foot on the shores of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619.
The onset of plantation-based economies in the South meant that they were to be held at all cost to the land; and the less they know of their rights and fight for them, the better for the plantation and slaveowners.
That, however, was bound to be addressed by people from their own ranks, as well as white men who are aware of the evil and inhumanity of the conditions they were consigned to.
In Born Black in the USA, we trace such developments, perhaps culminating in the presidency of Barack Obama. Yet, there is that nagging questions at the end: Has discrimination really ended in the USA?
About the Author
Born in Leland, Mississippi, John H. Jordan has been a resident of Chicago, Illinois, for forty-three years. He has observed firsthand some of the social movements indicated in the book. He was honorably dismissed from the military after serving in the Vietnam War. He has a long record of involvement in the transportation industry. He enjoys skiing, tennis, horseback riding, and chess.
(2014, Paperback, 136 pages)