Charlie Nelms

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Charlie Nelms is a person of the soil. The fifth of eleven children born to subsistence farming parents who struggled to make a living on their little 40-acre farm in the Arkansas Delta, Charlie decided as a young boy picking cotton that education was the best route for escaping the dehumanizing effects of poverty and racism, which defined life for most Southern Blacks during the 1950s and 60s. With the constant encouragement and support of his parents, teachers, and mentors, he graduated high school and enrolled at Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical & Normal College, an historically black college in Pine Bluff, Arkansas where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy and Chemistry. He earned both his master’s and doctorate in ...more

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More of Charlie's books…
“Hope is what drives winter from the soul.

Do something that makes you happy.

Education is the engine of opportunity.

Vision without focus is a mere illusion.

Don’t confuse who you are with what you do.

Without a permanent fuel source your light will go out.

Don’t allow anyone to be responsible for your failure.

The best time to start is now.”
Charlie Nelms

“Hope is what drives winter from the soul.”
Charlie Nelms

“Do something that makes you happy.”
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Diversity in All ...: Autobiography/biography (November 2019) 23 50 Oct 04, 2019 12:24PM  
“Hope is what drives winter from the soul.

Do something that makes you happy.

Education is the engine of opportunity.

Vision without focus is a mere illusion.

Don’t confuse who you are with what you do.

Without a permanent fuel source your light will go out.

Don’t allow anyone to be responsible for your failure.

The best time to start is now.”
Charlie Nelms

“Hope is what drives winter from the soul.”
Charlie Nelms

“Do something that makes you happy.”
Charlie Nelms

“Education is the engine of opportunity.”
Charlie Nelms

“Vision without focus is a mere illusion.”
Charlie Nelms

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