Based on my PhD thesis, this book is a reflection on the lives and posthumous reputations of two Black intellectuals - Booker T. Washington and Manuel R. Querino. In it, I seek to find connections between their experiences of and responses to racism and "bridge the Black Atlantic" by showing how Manuel Querino may have come to know of and admire Washington - the only African American he mentions in his works. Now available in Portuguese on Amazon (Kindle) and Smashwords (Kobo) as well as the website of Livraria Cultura
Before Dr. Ronald E. McNair was an astronaut, he was a little boy who lived in Lake City, South Carolina. And the Lake City library did not allow African Americans to borrow books. Nine-year-old McNair refused to leave the library and the police were called.
McNair was the second African American astronaut in space. He held a Ph.D. in physics from MIT and was a specialist in laser physics. What a loss it would have been if he had never been allowed to borrow those books.
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