Warren G. Harding U.S. President 29: Death By Blackness
This book depicts Warren G. Harding's life as my family knew it. It is a combination of oral and historical references and creative writing. While growing up, we were never allowed to talk about the relationship to a US President outside of family gatherings because we were "Colored" and Warren was "passing." He could only find work as a teacher in a 'Colored School' in Ohio in 1884--until he crossed the color line. It was like harboring a fugitive-once found out meant certain accusation. The government would "silence us the way they silenced Harding." Readers are not ready for the stuff left out of American history books. The Internet Wikipedia Encyclopedia references Warren G. Harding's Blackness openly, to surprise, in view of the fact his Negro ancestry has been squelched since his death in 1923. Moreover, he may have lost his life because of it.
- Electronic book text
- 06 Sep 2011
- Morrisville, NC, United States