"Success Stories Insights by African American Men" is an inspirational collection of stories by 19 African American Men. Four are current college students from urban America and four are former student athletes and alumni of the NFL, Chris Ward, Steven Holden, Michael Montgomery and Reginald Grant. The collection includes views from a wide range of occupations, actors, writers, law enforcement, business professionals and much more.
With this workbook, students can read interesting stories and improve academic skills, including critical thinking (extraction of facts from each story and pre-writing organization). Students can compare their lives to the stories in the text and develop essays. This is accomplished by reading the text and using the tools after each story and in the back of the text.
“African American males want the same things as everyone else, a family, a job an education, the opportunity to live the American dream. “ J. Everett Pearsall, Executive Director of the National Alliance of African American Athletes. I, nor most African American males don’t want any handouts or hand me downs, just the opportunity to compete on a level playing field. But, being an African American male in American is a unique experience. No matter your background the examples of perseverance, determination and focus are a roadmap for success.
Here are a few of our stories, enjoy.
Reginald Grant, MSEd