Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) June 13, 2013
Illiteracy, racism, poverty, domestic abuse – these are hardly circumstances that foster success. However, these were the circumstances surrounding James Womack’s early life. In his book “Black Dad – White Dad: The James Womack Story,” he shares how he overcame a series of challenges to become a college-educated Vietnam veteran and raise a healthy family.
“My book is about triumphing over racism and hatred with unconditional love and being victorious with the grace of God in overcoming circumstances that would cause a weaker man to succumb,” Womack says.
Womack came of age as a black man in the “separate but equal” Jim Crow South. Living in poverty, he did not learn to read until later in life. He also shares historical events surrounding Jim Crow laws and the murder of Emmitt Till from his unique, personal perspective.
Womack was able to overcome these negative experiences and eventually serve in the United States Army for twenty-one years, including a year in Vietnam. After getting married, returning to the United States raising a family and working full time, he graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in business. He credits his success in overcoming challenges to his faith in God and his willingness to never give up, even in the hardest of circumstances.
“Do not allow the circumstances of your birth to determine your life,” Womack says. “If you have a dream and are willing to spend the energy to make it happen, the sky is the limit. I have demonstrated that opportunity resides on the opposite side of impossibility.”
“Black Dad – White Dad: The James Womack Story”
By James Womack
ISBN: 978-1-4817-1605-5 (sc); 978-1-4817-1606-2 (e)
Approximately 227 pages
Available at http://www.amazon.com and http://www.barnesandnoble.com.
About the author
James Womack was born on a Mississippi cotton plantation in 1940. Despite his humble beginnings, James completed high school with honors and won three academic scholarships. Then, he voluntary served in the United States Army for twenty-one years, which included a year in Vietnam, with honor. At age 48, Womack returned to the classroom and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Butler University.