HOUSTON (PRWEB) December 12, 2014
“Not much has changed,” alludes Drew Maye Scales as she recounts the days of Jim Crow, the rise of the civil rights movement, the improvements seen in the lives of black Americans and the ongoing adversities they face today. Her autobiography, “My Walk With God” (published by Xlibris), is a powerful testament to the human spirit’s ability to persevere in the face of oppression and shares a message of hope and inspiration for those who continue the struggle for equality in modern day America.
In her book, Scales remembers life growing up in the South during the oppressive 1960s. This was during the civil rights movement, which was a product of inequality along with Jim Crow and “Brown v. Board of Education.” This was when many blacks wanted to obtain equality. Here, she talks about how being black and poverty stricken during the “dark sixties” posed serious problems for her as a youngster. Typically, educated as well as uneducated black Americans were subservient to Jim Crow laws.
Scales contrasts it with what she sees in society today, where blacks have now become better educated, but as she alludes, injustice still continues to persist. The expression “not much has changed” is further exemplified for the reader throughout this autobiography when Drew states that poverty, oppression and illiteracy both existed during the sixties, and in the Jim Crow era, and yet cohabitates in society today.
With “My Walk With God” Scales reveals the face of inequality in the recent past and its shadow that lingers on today, showing that change and progress is still possible in the present just as it was when Jim Crow was finally brought to an end.
“My Walk With God”
By Drew Maye Scales
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 164 pages | ISBN 9781499039641
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 164 pages | ISBN 9781499039658
E-Book | 164 pages | ISBN 9781499039634
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Drew Maye Scales was born in Paris, Northeast Texas and attended public school. She received her nursing licensure while attending Paris Junior College Vocational School of Nursing. She also matriculated at Prairie View A&M University as well as Houston Baptist University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in education and completed most of her post-graduate studies while attending Prairie View A&M University.
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