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Nine Lives

Nine Lives

Sydney C. Harland (1891-1982) was a botanist of great creative ability, whose work helped form the basis for the Green Revolution, increasing crop yields and averting famine in the Third World. He titled his autobiography “Nine Lives” because his career led him to jobs in nine different countries in the Caribbean, […]

Reflections on Black History, Parts 1 & 2

Reflections on Black History, Parts 1 & 2

Thomas C. Fleming (1907-2006) was a legendary African American journalist in San Francisco whose career spanned 61 years, from World War II until the year before his death. A gifted storyteller with an uncanny memory, he began writing his memoirs in his late 80s as a series of columns for the Black Press of America. […]