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Friday, August 4, 2023

81-Year-Old Black Scholar Releases New Book, “Go Tell It on The Mountain: True Black History Has Come”

Go Tell It on the Mountain by James C. Rollins

Nationwide — Author James C. Rollins has released his latest installment in his series of books about African American’s place in America. In Go Tell It on the Mountain: True Black History Has Come (published by Penguin Book Publishing), readers find themselves navigating the treacherous years between the year 1619 and Barack Obama’s election to presidency. He says that the book shows readers how to create a future for themselves, their family, and their community.

“The book discusses how African Americans can now begin to believe in themselves and build a strong society,” says Rollins. “This is the era of the awakening.”

Each chapter in Go Tell It on the Mountain is broken into an easy-to-follow format where Rollins guides readers through the important elements needed to create a proud, strong, black segment of American society. Readers will learn about such topics as: New young leadership, Sound and viable educational opportunities, wealth building, political power.

“Black readers should understand that the media can no longer define African Americans as society’s socially dependent misfits. I want my readers to understand the journey is not over. They must understand that we have been to the top of the mountain before, after the end of slavery, only to allow ourselves to be re-enslaved,” states Rollins. “We got to the top of the mountain again after the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1965, only to allow drugs to take it away from us again. We must commit to never allow anybody or anything to keep Black people from building their Shining City on the Hill…”

Go Tell It on the Mountain: True Black History Has Come is available for purchase on Amazon

About the Author
James C. Rollins was born (June 1942) in Washington, DC, 15 city blocks from the nation’s capital, and 8 city blocks from the closest hospital. He was delivered by his grandmother, the neighborhood midwife, because the hospital excepted emergency cases only. The Negroes could not be housed in the main hospital for recovery. Recovering Negroes were housed in cottages located on the grounds. He grew up in current-day poverty and was educated in a segregated public school system that prepared him for (2) college education options Howard University or Miners Teacher College. Upon graduation in 1961, he chose the US Air Force.

The Air Force experience was eye-opening. While stationed at three different air bases, it introduced racism in real-world experience. There were no housing/ rest stops for Negro/Black travelers. Drive non-stop to your destination or sleep on the side of the road. He mostly lived on the Air Base because of the lack of housing opportunities. Local communities were also unwelcoming to Black servicemen and their families.

He comments, “In Tampa, Florida, for example, you paid for your McDonald’s order in front of the store and picked up your order at the rear window in the back of the store. MacDill Air Force Base was also a different history-making life experience. I saw President John Kennedy when his plane landed at MacDill to refuel en route to his Dallas, Texas assassination twp hours later.”

This author has lived through critical milestones in modern black history including the 1954 Brown v Board of Education, the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the 1968 Assassination of Martin L. King, and the 2008 Election of Barack Obama as President of the USA. Consequently, he has lived through both consequences and impact.

He is also the author of From the Curse of Willie Lynch to the New African American Generation.

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