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Many Broken Promises and Yet I Stand!!: My Autobiographical Memoirs Revisited in 2012 Henry W. Cabarrus, Jr. Henry W. Cabarrus Jr.

Many Broken Promises and Yet I Stand!!: My Autobiographical Memoirs Revisited in 2012 Henry W. Cabarrus, Jr.

Henry W. Cabarrus Jr.

Published February 18th 2013
ISBN : 9781460206959
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Henry W Cabarrus, Jrs formative years occurred during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. A young black male seeking self-identity through family and work, Henry struggled to find himself amidst the surrounding social cacophony. In 1954,MoreHenry W Cabarrus, Jrs formative years occurred during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. A young black male seeking self-identity through family and work, Henry struggled to find himself amidst the surrounding social cacophony. In 1954, the US Supreme Court ruled that segregation in US schools was unconstitutional. The decision kicked off a massive resistance movement in Virginia, where Henrys family lived. In response to the resistance, it was ruled that operation of public schools was a local option for the states counties and cities, and no provision was made for educating the countys black children. With no education, prospects, or family support, Henry found himself saved from a near suicide attempt. He left Virginia in pursuit of a formal education and his place in the world. College was a struggle, but Henry prevailed, graduating with a 4.0 GPA from Saint Pauls College. Henrys memoir, Many Broken Promises and Yet I Stand!, is part history, part relationships, and part social commentary.