This is the story of a people who have made a significant although unsung contribution to Eastern Long Island: the African Americans. Based on specific success stories, African Americans of Eastern Long Island offers a wide array of individuals who shaped the region's history. Through photographs, portraits, and posters, the author presents some of the most outstanding people-musicians, politicians, businesspeople, pastors, jurists, educators, activists, athletes, and cultural icons-who have bequeathed lasting legacies to the area.
About the Author
Jerry Komia Domatob, Ph.D. teaches communication and African and African-American literature at Long Island University. The author of books and articles on communication, African and African-American issues, he holds two master's degrees in international relations and journalism from Carleton University, Ottawa-Canada, and a doctorate in mass communications from Ohio University. He was a pioneer lecturer and communications department head at University of Maiduguri-Nigeria, West Africa.