The authors began writing this book in 1974 and completed it in 1976; the material in the book is intended to provide an intimate insight into the life of blacks and few of their achievements in the sixties and seventies in America, strictly from the point of view of the authors, who themselves are "Black" African Americans.
The content may appear offensive and controversial to anyone who may holds a self-righteous outlook about life. The material of this book has been collected through various communications and messages of older relatives, coaches, teachers and various community elders. However, the prominent few that inspired the authors to include the content are Ms. Barbara Jordan, Mr. Hasting, Mrs. Lillian Reedy Bastine, Dr. Ira Bryant, Mr. Conrad O. Johnson, Mrs. Coach Billy Matthews, Coach Weldon Drew, President John F. Kennedy, Coach Collins Briggs, Coach Richie Guerin, Captain Van Leer Ribbink, Lt. Melton, Captain Joseph L. Coleman, Robert "Bob" Nesta Marley, "Fela" Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, James Brown, Maya Angelou, and Muhammad Ali. Some books, magazines and journals about Blacks' history also deeply influenced the authors. The content of the researched written material is not quoted verbatim, however, some relevant points may have been paraphrased.
We have listed below the titles of some of the written material in the hope that they will serve as a reference for those readers who would like to further research the books and resources that helped in forming the author's viewpoints.
Resource List: You Forever, The Destruction Of Black Civilizations 5000 BC, The Ultimate Frontier, Roots The Saga Of An American Family, They Came Before Columbus, The Sidney Journal, Seagram's/Ebony Magazine 1976 Black History Calendar, Renegade South, History Of Unconventional Southerners, The Underground Railroad, From Slavery To Freedom and more all written about life and blacks from 1800 through 1976. We would like to reiterate that this book was written to provide an informative insight into the life of Black Americans during the Sixties and Seventies in America, for all people including African Americans.
We hope this book would surely enhance your understanding about the life of "Black" African Americans and help create a positive bond among all individuals. Thanks and enjoy the reading.
About The Author
Sirron V. Kyles born in Texas and the creator of the Bob Marley Festival Tour, the creative frame work for this book "The Diary Of A Mail Order Bride" as a Visual Communication Creative Specialist that focuses on Art Décor Corporate & Individual Branding, Photography, and Graphic Design.
His education consists of certificates from Rice Universi- ty, Lee Jr. College, San Jose State, and degrees from Houston Community Colleges and the Columbia School of Broadcasting. According to Sirron, each platform helped him greatly with his writing and who he has become.
Honorably discharged from the US Navy, including three tours in Vietnam a member of the Special Services. A member of the High School ROTC and served on the Houston City Honor Guard, Color Guard, and Drill Team, which he feels was very important in helping him establish discipline early in his life. Sirron played basketball in the Navy, high school, college, and professionally (mostly in the ABA).