Fire in Their Eyes is the first in a series of books (Eyes of Fire Series) featuring the dynamic lives of African Americans who moved from the South to the North to the East and West, with some books including Africa, Trinidad, Israel, and Jamaica. The series includes African Americans who were also part-Native American and follows their journeys back and forth in flashbacks from slavery to bought wives, and includes those with ancestral ties to the West Indies, Africa, Israel, and over several states in America. The first book, Fire In Their Eyes, relates the stories and secrets of a grandson, a mother, and a grandfather who attain a measure of success as they deal with racial challenges from the early 20th century to the 1960s. Their flashbacks helps readers understand why the younger grandson has trouble dealing with racial issues since he is "one of the good ones." The spotlight is on how previous African American generations dealt with racial challenges and why some moved from Texas and Oklahoma out to California, the so-called "State of Opportunity," and back to the South. The readers get inside the minds of the grandfather and mother as they struggle with how far to help the grandson fight back against racial discrimination with a family secret of a power. The story follows the young boy, first in an all-white rural school in California, and later in towns and cities where the discrimination is more subversive. By sharing their flashbacks, the readers see how older generations help younger people by acting as mentors of a better way in dealing with unkind people.
|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)|
About the Author
American Cowboy Museum, both out of Houston, Texas; being the editor-in-chief of the first brief history book for Christ Holy Sanctified Churches of America,
Inc., a 100+-year-old organization; and social media writing. A former actor, he has appeared in some films and commercials, including the original daytime television soap Dallas, and has hosted several radio and cable television shows.
He lives in Houston, Texas and serves as a community consultant, part-time family law clerk, Buffalo Soldier storyteller, and volunteer chaplain and missionary globally. Mr. Udell earned an Associate of Arts degree from
Bakersfield Community College; a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education, with a minor in Psychology from Whitworth University; and a Masters in Education
Administration, with a minor in Counseling from Whitworth School of Education;
an honorary Doctorate in Community Services from Bell Grove Theological
Seminary; has Lifetime Credentials as a California Community Colleges instructor, and as a supervisor; has several certificates in leadership, youth work, and as a grant writer; and is working on his Doctorate in Leadership in
Organizational Development from Grand Canyon University. He and his wife,
Sandra, have five grown children, 14 grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Fire in Their Eyes is the first of a 14-book series.