Nashville, TN (PRWEB) December 13, 2012
Throughout our nation’s history, differences in race and culture have been, and continue to be, a major factor in conflicts and hate crimes.
With ‘Black & White in a Multi-Colored America’, Freeda J. Simmons-McMillan set out to break down the barriers created by cultural and racial differences. With the belief that lack of acceptance stems from a lack of familiarity, Simmons-McMillan created the works in the book to educate the readers about the similarities and differences between people of different cultures, emphasizing that people are all equal, no matter the background.
Simmons-McMillan, who was a nurse for more than twenty years, died suddenly in 2010. Following her death, her daughter, Galileo Simmons, compiled her mother’s work into ‘Black & White in a Multi-Colored America’.
“Prior to my mother’s death, she was writing and creating art, hoping that one day it would be published,” says Simmons. “Many years before her death, she asked that if anything happened to her, I would continue her work and get the book published.”
Simmons, who is also a nurse, says that her mother pulled from her own life experiences and beliefs to write the book.
“She was inspired to write the book based on her own interactions with the many different people she treated during her long career as a nurse,” says Simmons. “Through reading my mother’s experiences and insights, my hope is that readers will look into themselves and change their way of thinking about people with different racial or cultural backgrounds.”
According to Simmons, the book is built on her mother’s belief that individual parts are never greater than the sum and all people are woven together to create a bigger, beautiful picture.
‘Black & White in a Multi-Colored America’
By Freeda J. Simmons-McMillan
Available at http://www.amazon.com
About the authors
A nurse for more than twenty years, Freeda J. Simmons-McMillan met and interacted with people from many different backgrounds and races. As a nurse, she worked in many different capacities, including surgery, intensive care and emergency. Sadly, she passed on in early 2010. Following her death, her daughter Galileo Simmons compiled and published Freeda’s works. ‘Black & White in a Multi-Colored America’ is the product of those works.