By Norman Smith – The Blacks may have had a hard history on this land of the free. But they have never stepped back or just stayed on the sides while the world continued turning. In their own simple, ordinary ways, they have made extraordinary contributions and works that benefitted or are felt by everyone until today.
And to recognize and honor these remarkable Black Americans throughout history, author Norman R. Smith chronicles their life and works in Footprints of Black Louisiana.
Black men and women are proud of their heritage and they only want a chance to prove their worth, regardless of their color or race. And in this collection of brief biographies of great Blacks of Louisiana, the author will unveil the masks of who they are and what they have done to make America an even better country-for the past decades and centuries.
Follow the Footprints of Black Louisiana as Smith puts the spotlight on some Black philanthropists, civic and political leaders, businessmen, educators, religious leaders, musical and literary artists, entertainers, scientists and inventors, medical professionals, and others who have made Louisiana a more progressive place. As well, visit some distinct landmarks and buildings that were erected through the efforts of some Black Louisianans as the author features them in this book.