Author James Wilburn, Jr.’s new book “My Journey through the Black Sacred Cosmos” is a riveting and poignant account of his life and spiritual journey

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Recent release “My Journey through the Black Sacred Cosmos” from Page Publishing author James Wilburn, Jr. is a heartbreaking yet inspiring autobiography of his early life as an African-American boy in midcentury Arkansas, through desegregation, his election as city councilman, mayor, and NAACP president and his unceasing advocacy of racial equality.

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James Wilburn, Jr. is a motivational speaker, consultant, accomplished musician, and co-founder of Wilburn and Associates, LLC, a consulting business that provides diversity training, intervention, and cultural awareness programs who is married to Dr. Roberta Wilburn, with whom he shares three children and two grandchildren. He has published his latest book “My Journey through the Black Sacred Cosmos”: an illuminating portrait of the Black experience in America from the twentieth-century through the present.

Growing up in the Jim Crow South, surviving three fires, degradation, discrimination, and marginalization while learning to thrive in a world that was not designed for African Americans could only happen due to one’s journey through the Black Sacred Cosmos. “My Journey Through the Black Sacred Cosmos” is a memoir that chronicles the life of one individual’s experiences from adolescence until adulthood. James’s parents and schoolteachers taught him socially and academically how to take care of himself in a hostile world. Yet once he left home for college, he began to realize how difficult it would be to fit in a world outside of his Sacred Cosmos. In order to survive, he had to search out who he was as an African American. Many things were excluded from his educational experience concerning his history and cultural identity, and he was left questioning why he was hated so much for the color of his skin. This caused him to delve deep within himself, trying to understand what it really meant to be an African American, as well as the deeper, rarely discussed, issues of race and racism.

The education system is failing a large percentage of children because it refuses to change its one-size-fits-all curriculum. Teachers are certified to educate from a Eurocentric perspective instead of approaching children with a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens. Like James, many of African American children have experienced complex trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) which often hinders their ability to succeed in schools with teachers who focus solely on academic content without consideration of the overall needs of their students. Teachers, counselors, and administrators must be able to identify children with ACEs and understand how to adapt their teaching style to address the social-emotional learning needs of children starting with early childhood education and continuing throughout their academic career.

James was protected and educated in his Black Sacred Cosmos, and it was only after he learned to know and love himself that he could better understand and love others. Children today cannot wait as long as he did, because the world is much different now. It is hoped that this book clarifies some complex issues children often face by peering into the window of what James had to endure and the importance of how the unseen hands within the Black Sacred Cosmos guided him through life.

Published by Page Publishing, James Wilburn, Jr.’s engrossing book is searing true story recalling the author’s life in the Jim Crow South and the important role of his faith in helping him overcome persistent adversity.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “My Journey through the Black Sacred Cosmos” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.

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