Warren C Coleman, a son of Concord, N.C., was born a slave, like so many former slaves, born in the South, destined to do nothing but survive and/ or limit his contribution to society only as a chattel slave. Several other books have been written about Coleman, including a master’s thesis by Marvin Krieger in 1969, Warren Clay Coleman, Promoter of the Black Cotton Mill... However, my book is the first book written exclusively about Coleman by an African-American and a member of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion community. From this perspective, my book, highlighting the lives of his “white” family hopefully can be a celebration of the life and times of a man (Coleman) before his time. Men like Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Bishop. J.W. Hood, Dr. Joseph C. Price, W.E. B. Dubois and many others too numerous to mention, who made America what it is today and who are often unknown and unsung.