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Young Man in a Hurry!

Hopkins, William H.

Verlag: Godzchild Inc, 2011
ISBN 10: 1937095223 / ISBN 13: 9781937095222
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Titel: Young Man in a Hurry!

Verlag: Godzchild Inc

Erscheinungsdatum: 2011

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In 1946, a thirteen-year-old African American high school boy is sexually molested by a stranger he meets on the way home from school. For years he struggles with his traumatic experience as well as with racial segregation and prejudice. Coincidentally, eight years later, he meets his molester face to face on a public street and begins at last to regain his sense of pride and power. In the intervening years, he suffers through many disappointing failures. Throughout his odyssey, historical events concerning the Korean War, insensitive and exploitative racial discrimination, African excursions, and periods of elation fill his journey. The events in Young Man in a Hurry! cover sixty-five years of personal and historical experience. This is the author's story, his memoir.

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William (Bill) Hopkins was born in 1933, in Charleston, South Carolina. He has been married for fifty-six years and has five children. Hopkins' religious affiliation is Baptist and United Methodist. He is a Howard University Graduate, and obtained his BA in 1962. His accomplishments include completion of required study in writing for children and teenagers at the Institute of Children's Literature in Redding Ridge, Connecticut, and a graduate program in religion in Maryland. He is the former chairman and is currently a member of the Senegal Friendship Committee of Prince George's County Maryland, an African American organization affiliated through Sister-Cities International. He also served in the US Army and is a Korean War veteran. He retired from the US Department of Education as a supervisory auditor. He is also a community volunteer and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, (VFW) and the American Legion.

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