Black America How Far Have We Come?
Which five words best describe Black America How Far Have We Come?
A. Historical, Powerful, Intense, Impressive, Revealing
Can you share one highlight from the book?
A. The history of black women and police sexual violence goes way back. In 1866, Lucy Smith a 17year-old African American testified that seven white men, including two police officers, broke into her home and raped her and her friend, Frances Thompson. They testified before Congress, but their perpetrators were not punished.
What is the purpose of this book?
A. Read and explore how Black history is American history from a black woman’s perspective. Discover past historical events and the connection to current events of injustice, voter suppression, segregation, police violence, and other situations taking place today.
Are there themes that you find turn up again and again in your work? A common thread?
A. The fight for social justice, equality economically and financially, equal protection under the law, and voting rights.
Which character or part of the book was the most fun to write? Which part was the hardest?
A. The hardest to write was how Blacks were forced into slavery, the fight for freedom and civil rights. Not sure there is a fun part, however writing about the achievements/triumphs of African Americans was refreshing.
Can you tell us something that even your most loyal fans may not know about you?
A. I love to read various books and write about African American history.
Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
A. Stay tuned because I am just getting started and there is more to come. Coming soon! Black America – the Illusion of Freedom – What are the next step?
Bio: JoeAnn Nicholas gives an in-depth perspective of what it means to be a black woman in America in her book. She loves writing stories in various genres, fiction, and non-fiction. She has a special interest in writing about African American literature. She keeps a pen handy to capture the stories.