Baltimore 1960-Eight

Childhood, Family, Fury And then there was the Purple couch!

by T.C. James



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 14/10/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781796063301
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781796063295

About the Book

Follow this eight year old child through the loss of innocence as he witnesses the war in Vietnam during the 60’s the ‘TET Offensive’ in the beginning of 1968, as he tries to adapt to Catholic school. Hear his thoughts and fears as he grows up in a black family during a segregated country and racially charged Civil Rights Movement while trying to maintain his innocence. Journey with him through nightly televised violence of Vietnam and racial battles of Civil Rights marches. Hear his thoughts of the changing times in music, fashion and art and then the susequent murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Terrible violence that follows during the riots in Baltimore City. Hear in his words how he felt, what he saw and his perception of the world as he grows up with the chaos around him.

About the Author

T.C. James was born and raised in Baltimore MD. Graduated from the from high he joined the Army serving four years until honorably discharged. After serving twenty years in city Government he left to pursue a career in the private sector and moved to Atlanta Georgia. He is an award winning playwright and poet. He studied at the university while in Germany and upon his return home continued his studies at community college and adult continuing studies. He always considers Baltimore as home.