A Negro Explorer at the North Pole
September 09, 2019
5.98 X 0.41 X 9.02 inches | 0.59 pounds
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About the Author
James (Jim) Burd Brewster is the author of the Uncle Rocky, Fireman series which are now joined by the Officer Jack series with this book. He was raised in Albany, NY, learned to sail on Lake Champlain, navigated a Polar Icebreaker in the US Coast Guard, and married Katie Spivey from Wilmington, NC. His writing career started when Sam, their last child, left for college and Jim and Katie took a creative writing class as Empty-Nesters. Professor Wayne Karlin's class gave them the desire to write down the Uncle Rocky, Fireman stories, Christina Allen's advice gave them the confidence to publish them, and Yvonne Medley's Life Journey's Writers Club gave him the technical knowledge to do it. He can be contacted through: www.gladtodoit.net
Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) was born into slavery and overcame racism and oppression to become one of the most respected and influential African-American leaders of the late nineteenth century. He founded the Alabama Tuskegee Institute in 1881 and advocated the advancement of African Americans through education and entrepreneurship. An adviser to Presidents Roosevelt and Taft, Washington displayed an apparent acceptance of segregation and clashed with other black leaders such as W. E. B. Du Bois who took a more militant approach to social change.