Black Majesty The Slave Who Became a King T463

Black Majesty The Slave Who Became a King by John Vandercook  T463

Black Majesty The Slave Who Became a King by John Vandercook T463

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)


About vintagescholastics

I love these old Scholastics! I am a bookseller, writer, and dog-lover; live at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains of New York with my computer-programmer husband. We love motor-cycle riding, renovating our old camp on Lake Desolation, gardening, and researching our genealogy. The purpose of this blog is to highlight those beloved old books from the Scholastic Book fairs from 1950 - 1979. This will serve as a catalogue of the books, with their identifying numbers, a plot summary, and a photo of the cover; with a searchable index. I want to give all of the writers and illustrator's bios so they get credit (many were writers in the summer while on vacation from their regular schoolteaching jobs.; some are lesser known efforts by very famous people; and some are reprinted classics.) Hopefully, their fans will be able to identify favorite titles with snipets of remembered information. We will always be adding new ones, and welcome your submissions
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