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A friend of mine who is a Bishop in the church has published a book about her search for her roots and the surprising answers she found. Both sides of her family were forced to keep racial secrets in the 1950s and 1960s and I wonder how President John F. Kennedy would feel about that and our progress in race relations 50 years after his assassination?

Kennedys work was left undone when he died and America has attempted to knit together the pieces. The book Black Coral: A Daughter’s Apology To Her Asian Island Mother shows us how long it too for one family to uncover decades of the truth and begin healing.

This is a captivating book that will not loose the reader one he or she begins to read it. Reaching the last page only stimulates a reader to begin again.

This book presents the life stories of folks in Washington DC government and society through the beginnings of the Civil Rights Era and the issues that arose around inter-race marriages.

Such marriages were illegal in part of the USA for much too long a time.  Bishop C.D. Holmes-Miller’s mother was a beautiful Filipino mix forced to declare herself “Negro.”

Read this book, for it is quite a story that you will remember. See more at:

“Black Coral” – Prejudice and the Opportunities It Causes Us To Miss.


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