Author Synnachia McQueen, Jr.’s new book “Silenced but Determined” is a candid autobiographical memoir of his tragic experience with the American justice system

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Recent release “Silenced but Determined” from Page Publishing author Synnachia McQueen, Jr. is a clear-eyed reflection on his youth and the nearly two and a half decades he spent behind bars for a crime he maintains he did not commit.

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Synnachia McQueen, Jr., a Houston-born Texas native whose nearly twenty-four-year incarceration has inspired him to become a voice for the disenfranchised, has completed his new book “Silenced but Determined”: a poignant first-hand account of racism and injustice in the United States.

The author shares, “Born and raised in Houston, Texas, in the 1950s, I was raised during a time of political and racial unrest in America. However, I never witnessed a firsthand account of racism. I was exposed to the civil unrest in America, the unveiling of a truly dedicated, amazing, and remarkable man, Reverend Martin L. King Jr. (who in my opinion was the greatest black man in my lifetime). Also, I believe that since the untimely death of Reverend King, the black community had never had a leader of relevance (my opinion).

‘Silence but Determined’ tells a compelling true-life story describing horrific life-changing events. The manner in which justice was utilized in my experience is reflective in comparison with modern-day slavery. A systematic doctrine of racism that I am led to believe that it does not really exist. The compelling doctrine that most people have come to believe in and live by has manifested grave injustice to people of color. I myself (not the victim) attempt to uncover the hidden truth about America’s judicial system. Right out of the proverbial story needle in a haystack, when the question ‘who’s to blame?’ arises from the supporters and naysayers alike, how can I give a definitive answer? Well I’m determined to accomplish the feat of uncovering the needle in the haystack and give my answer to the question ‘who is to blame?’ We tend to view life from a smaller vision looking through a smaller glass. So what must be done to give everyone a view from the same size of the glass? Reconstruct the criminal justice system in America (specifically in Houston, Texas) from top to bottom. A very unfortunate turn of events that definitely had a negative impact on a generation of black people’s lives.

I speak of how the system chewed me up and spit me out. Literally! For twenty-three years and three hundred and fifty-three days, I truly was enslaved in the criminal justice (not really) system. However, I instinctively rose from what many would have called being dead. I want to give tribute to God almighty! Truly God has brought me along to give this testimonial of how strong faith and belief can overcome any obstacle. God truly has the last word!”
Published by Page Publishing, Synnachia McQueen, Jr.’s engrossing book is both a cautionary tale and a clarion call for racial justice in the American legal system.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Silenced but Determined” 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.

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