Black Majesty The Slave Who Became a King by John Vandercook, T463, 1st Scholastic paperback printing, 1963, 153 pages. Cover design by Charles Beck. Inspiring biography of an actual king of Haiti, with a list of references for additional reading in the back.
DESCRIPTION: “King Henry spoke vehemently to the Englishman: ‘My race is as old as yoursk m’sieu. In Saint Domingue, before we drove the French out, there were a hundred Negroes to every master. Yet we were your slaves. Nowhere in the world, except Haiti, have we resisted you. Why? Because we have no pride!”
“While I live I shall try to build that pride we need and build i terms white men as well as black men can understand.”
“I will teach pride if my teaching breaks every back in my kingdom!” (from the back cover)