Feb. 25, 2017
Salute To A Black Wordsmith, In His Words My Voice, James Emanuel
Born in Alliance, Nebraska James Emanuel served as a secretary on the staff of the first black general Benjamin O. Davis during World War Two. He mother encouraged him to fly with the eagles and not to reside in life with the buzzards. He was a magnificent wordsmith. Who faced the challenges of racism and prejudice in this country until he could no longer bear it. You see in 1983 his only child had a confrontation with police brutality that ended in his son's suicide. James Emanuel left this shores for another understanding that his search for equality of life and purpose no longer resided in the United States. I hope you enjoy this morning's session with this great man, as I continue to highlight and salute our black masters of prose.