Linda uses poetry as a means of teaching black people about their
history, heritage and culture. She wrote this book with zealous devotion
to people of African descent, in hopes of reminding them of their
strengths, inspiring them to get back on track, and motivating them to
strive to be all that God intended.
From the Author
History had always been my least favorite subject in school, mainly
because as a black student in a public school system made up of white
teachers, all I was ever taught about black people was that we were the
descendant of slaves. Furthermore, I was lead to believe that the only
contribution black people ever made to the world was the invention of
As an adult, I decided to research black history on my own. I've
discovered that there is more to our history than slavery, and we've
contributed so much more to the world than just peanut butter. With this
book, I use poetic expression to share some of what I've discovered.