Where Did All The Nigers Go?
About the Book
The book is a requiem to the souls that were taken from along the Niger River and the surrounding countries to supply free labor to build the great society called America. Our town had its share, somewhere close to twenty-five percent of the total population.
About the Author
Melvin was born in 1926 in Sherman, Texas. He received his education at Banks Elementary School and Fred Douglas High School. After graduation from high school, he spent two years in the U.S. Army during World War II where he was a firefighter and company clerk with a rank of T/5 corporal. He was honorably discharged and after a brief stay at his hometown he entered Texas College in Tyler, Texas where he pursued a M.A. Degree in Business education for four years. He later studied at Baruch College in New York City. While in New York, where he lived for 27 years, he pursued a career in advertising. He retired and created a seven generation family genealogy and most recently published his first book, the locally popular, "Where Did All The Nigers Go?". A requiem to the many African Americans (descendants of the original slaves), who lived in the local area crica 1929-46.
Title: Where Did All The Nigers Go?
Author: Melvin C. Nelson
Publisher: Jubilee Press
Dimensions (inches): 5.5" x 8.5"