Sylvester Boyd Jr.

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Sylvester Boyd Jr. is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He received an Associate in Arts Degree from Kennedy King College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Chicago State University in geography, with a minor in history. During the “70s, he worked for American Airlines as an airline employee. For over 20 years, he owned and operated an advertising business. Being semi-retired, he worked as a substitute teacher for Chicago Public Schools and currently [2022] enjoys working as a background actor in a variety of movies and TV series, such as The Dilemma, Transformers 3, Batman, Empire, Chicago PD, Shameless, Chicago Med and Chicago Fire. In addition, he is also a world traveler and motivational speaker.

In 2014, he published his first novel, The Road from Money, The Journey to Find Why (1925 - 1937), which is based on the true stories told to him by several family members who were raised in Money, Mississippi. He has woven both fact and fiction into a dynamic portrayal of historical events of the era; including music, inventions, and the journey of a young Negro girl and her family living under the trying times of Jim Crow in the South. The first book in the series received a 5-star Award from Reader’s Favorite. The third book in The Road from Money series was released in the spring of 2021. The story continues in Chicago’s Bronzville community — 1956 to 1968. The final book in the series was published in the fall of 2022.

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