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Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — The launching of a new story took place on November 16th at a recognition event that celebrated 2011 as the “International Year for People of African Descent” dedicated by the United Nations. This new story was published just in time for this once-in-a-lifetime recognition for people of African Descent, and can rest next to an American History or World History book – and constructive and positive people of African Descent will be found in every era. Even more, it can ignite a new consciousness movement of people of African descent all over the world.

The new story began with a three year old asking her grandfather a question. The question she asked was “GrandPa why are you like that”? Remembering Margaret Burrows and her poem “What Shall I Tell My Child Who is Black”, he pondered. The desires of Arthur Schomburg, a noted historian, who wanted his people of African descent taught their own history ran through his mind. The grandfather, then, decided to tell the young child the entire story. And that’s how The Story GrandPa Told of American and World African Legends and Culture was written and published.

The Story GrandPa Told of American and World African Legends and Culture takes the reader on an expedition from thousands of years B.C. to the 21st Millennium. Every paragraph is packed with three to four facts. Excerpts are ” … he spoke of peace, love, truth, and brotherhood long before Jesus, Muhammad and Buddha…” And, “… he styled himself as the Emperor of the World…” And, “he spoke in fables and Socrates used his sayings…” And, “… she was responsible for the growth and expansion of Tuskegee Institute…” The reader will not skip any pages in this book. When pages are skipped the reader has missed some important facts that could possibly be educational and/or inspirational. Samuel Morrison, Founder of the African American Research Library and Cultural Center said, “I have reviewed two books in my life that placed me where I was in certain times of my life. This story is one of them.”

For both children and adults, this powerful story can educate, inspire, and ultimately – change a person’s life. Even more, it has the power to restore memories.

Tyrone A. Ash, author of the book, began his trip to complete this project when his 10th grade American History teacher sent him to the office for disturbing his class. Mr. Ash asked one question. The question was “Why is it when black people are discussed in this class they’re always slaves”? He led a school walkout for equal and fair treatment of students of African descent. He was in the march for the Citywide Economic Boycott in Cairo, Illinois. He volunteered for the Black Panther Community Empowerment Program in Carbondale, Illinois. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in Government specializing in Systems Development with a minor in Black Studies. He believes his story fulfills the passion and desires of his journey and those of historians past, present, and future.

The Story GrandPa Told of American and World African Legends and Culture can be ordered online at www.thestorygrandpatold.com

For additional information or to schedule interviews or speaking engagements, call Tyrone A. Ash at (954) 854-9216.

Photo Caption: Book Cover

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