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On the Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy's Ride Across America
Miles J. Dean, a Newark, NJ schoolteacher, rode his horse from New York to California to celebrate the contributions African Americans made in the settling of the United States. During his six-month, 5,000-mile journey, Dean, a 57-year-old African American, addressed people along the way at schools and colleges, community organizations, and penal institutions. He met hundr ...more
Paperback, 146 pages
Published February 11th 2012 by CreateSpace
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A great book for introducing young people to some of the facets of black history. Told by way of the 2007 cross country odyssey by horseback of Miles Dean from one coast of the USA to the other, the book encompasses not only his heroic journey but the many historical connections he finds along the way. Written in a clear and readable style, it helped me to discover parts of American history that had not come to my attention before. Recommended for anyone age 9 and up.