Author Jack Sherman’s New Memoirs Trace the History of African Americans

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“Just Zack” follows one man’s story from a great-grandson of a former slave to witnessing the election of the first black president of the United States

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Author Jack Sherman, in his newly published book Just Zack, paints a vivid picture of America through the eyes of a black man. Appealing to the open minded, this historical book follows the author’s tale from being a little nappy-headed colored boy during the Great Depression to being the man who witnessed the first African American sit as the president of the nation.

Throughout the pages, readers will be looking back into the black’s history, particularly the author’s experiences, as he fearlessly experienced the effects of segregation. Raised in the South, he encountered some of the conditions at that time as unbearable: the lack of running water, the lack of electricity, outdoor toilets, widespread hunger, toiling from sun up to sunset for mere, daily existence, the amount of preparation required for survival at that time, and the effects of Jim Crow on black people.

When he received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from California State University in San Bernardino, he hoped to unlock the mystery of Jim Crow. At 75, he became a newcomer to Christ and realized that God has bestowed His love to everyone, despite color. Now, he has witnessed the election of the first black president of the United States, and the elation of the righteous around the world. All these and more are found in the pages of Just Zack.

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Just Zack * by Jack Sherman
Publication Date: August 3, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 139 pages; 978-1-4691-9984-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 139 pages; 978-1-4691-9985-6
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4691-9986-3

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