Jocko A Long Way from Home Down Under

Jocko A Long Way from Home Down Under

by Waymon Lefall

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During the American Revolutionary War there were many heroes, and yet many more unsung and forgotten. One such story is that of Jocko Graves who was a son of a free black man and while Jocko was too young to join the American Revolutionary Army, he did so anyway. However, most of Jocko�s history and legacy remain shrouded in mystery as one of the only records left of him are that of little black statues of a black boy holding a lantern found on many white folk�s lawns.

Jocko a Long Way from Home Down Under explores the shrouded past of Jocko Graves, while trying to shift through what is fact and what has become myth. The book follows the trail of evidence followed by Waymon LeFall as he goes on a quest to find out if Jocko Graves is actually the first African-American child hero, or if the legends are just merely that�legends.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149315550
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 04/09/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 46
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Waymon Eugene Lefall was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He attended Dunbar High, Forth Worth,Texas, a.k.a. stop six.

Waymon was inducted into the U.S. Army and later discharged with honors. He received a A.A. degree from C.C.B. and also his Master Barber License from Baltimore, Maryland. Waymon became a business owner and received his Life Insurance License from Baltimore, Maryland. He later became a teacher and now an author.
Studying journalism under Mr. Earl Koger Sr. brought him to the study of Jocko a.k.a. lawn jockey, The First American Child Hero. Waymon later found Jocko waiting for him in Maitland, Australia. The rest is in this interesting book of History in Fact.
Waymon would like his readers to know that by keeping hope alive, keeping the faith, believing in yourself, and listening to your heart anything can happen. Around each corner turned, something was waiting to connect the dots, he never knew what, but felt something was there, to give up is to lose the dot. Keep the faith.

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