A re-issue of Black Chronicle Book I, written by Ben Wilson and covering the period between 1778 and 1956 will be used as part of the celebration of African-American history billed to begin this month. This is the result of a bill signed into law last year which also dictates that contributions by Afro-Americans to the growth of the United States will also be celebrated.
The book written by Mr. Wilson is a culmination of newsletters from the producer of “Eyes on the Prize,” Henry Hampton. The book, which is meant to help the reader understand and appreciate black history, was produced in newspaper format.
The story begins from the berthing of the first slave ships ashore Virginia, an English colony. The ships were from West Africa in the year 1619 and the movement resulted in the slaves losing any form of posterity or freedom they ever possessed. It is regarded as the greatest crime against humanity in history, the chattel slavery.
While Barack Obama was President, the US apologized for slavery and its impact on blacks which led to them losing their rights, both human and civil, under the US constitution. Obama prioritized emancipating the black race and ensuring their full rights were returned but he was quite distracted by trying to keep the US economy afloat at the same time.
This was a repeat of the events documented in Black Chronicles Book I which tells of the victories and sufferings of an oppressed race. These can be seen in the labor of slaves that birthed financial growth for the country, the black soldiers fighting every war, the contributions made by African Americans in health, inventions, music, agriculture, among others. It also tells of the different protests which led to the US acknowledging and enacting what is stated in her constitution, Liberty, and Justice for all.
Wilson Group Network Inc. was set up by Maloyd Ben Wilson in 1998 and the company focuses on producing material which tells of black history and legacy and applauds efforts of African-Americans in different fields. Wilson graduated with a degree in linguistics from Pitts University and also worked as a sports editor with the famous Pittsburgh Courier.