Oklahoma City, OK (Vocus) May 14, 2010
Moved by America’s complex issues on racial inequality, author-poet Thomasena Martin-Johnson pens a daring anthology entitled Post 1863 America the Beautiful, released through Xlibris. Readers will witness, through Johnson’s poetic verses, the struggling condition of African Americans, in a country they helped build.
Post 1863 America the Beautiful is an influential collection of poems reflecting a world as seen through the eyes of a person who has questioned the “accepted” definition of both African American or Native American men and women. It explores how both relate to each other by trying to fulfill the broken dreams and search for their identity.
Its theme revolves around the effect of the contradictions that African Americans and native people face as they trudge through a world that denies them equal access. The book also includes images that tell who these American Africans and Native Americans are and what Americans refuse to recognize.
Crafted with creative rhyme and rhythm, Post 1863 America the Beautiful shares to readers who Americans really are, and how they react when faced with adversity.
Post 1863 America the Beautiful will be featured in the 2010 BookExpo America Book Exhibit in New York, NY, which will run May 25-27, 2010.
About the Author
Thomasena Martin-Johnson was born in Kansas, and grew up in Oklahoma. A professor at Langston University, she has done research in Egyptian Studies, African American History Post 1863, and Anthropological studies of early man and civilization. She has made presentations on Outstanding African American Women, Blacks in The Bible, black history presentations on 100 Truths, More 100 Truths, Go to your Destiny, and Amazing Grace. Mrs. Martin-Johnson is the mother of Lloyd A. Johnson Jr. and the late Mauria Carlos Johnson, and the grandmother of three.
Post 1863 America the Beautiful* by Thomasena Martin-Johnson
Publication Date: July 21, 2009
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 138 pages; 978-1-4415-4480-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 138 pages; 978-1-4415-4481-0
Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7876.
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