Let's Start with the Children: Journey to St. Ann's - eBook  -     By: Al Colella
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WestBow Press / 2013 / ePub

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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: WestBow Press
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 9781449778903
ISBN-13: 9781449778903

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Make the journey from the slave trade of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the plight of African Americans in inner-city America in the South Bronx. Learn about the ravages and disadvantages of residence there and its lifelong impact upon an entire population. Recognize that this continuing situation has a sad and shameful historical path shaped by society’s blindness to humanity. This malaise of blindness exacted an unfair, immoral, and immeasurable human cost upon generations; a blindness which denied entry to the opportunities afforded others as a birthright.


The aggregated cost in the South Bronx is staggering beyond belief.  There is, however, a collateral cost to the reservoir of national resources caused by a failure to recognize—and, therefore, unrealized and unavailable—the creativity, talents, skills, and potential of inner-city residents.


Hear those voices that have addressed the inequities of this situation; learn of individuals who believe in the humanity of every individual. Despite these voices, the deplorable inner-city situation continues and even worsens. Is anybody listening? There are listeners who have taken up the cause, albeit in the face of a lack of political, humanitarian, and spiritual wills. Learn about those listeners in a New England church community that made the trek to the South Bronx for a decade. One may perceive these two communities as radically different; experience the merger of two communities into a single family via the grace of a spiritual ministry.


Think about how you can make a difference—somewhere, sometime, somehow—and discover the difference in your being.


Proceeds  from  book  sales  will  be  directed  to  an  educational  fund   specifically  for  the  children  of  St. Ann’s community  in the  South  Bronx.

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