8 Books Published by Path Press on Our Site — Book Cover Mosaic

Click for more detail about Sprinting Through Life: The Willie Williams Story by Willie J. Williams Sprinting Through Life: The Willie Williams Story

by Willie J. Williams
Path Press (Feb 15, 2015)
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This is a memoir recounting the life and career of the first person to break Jesse Owens record in the 100 meter dash. It is written for young adults and. it tells of Williams work as a teacher and a coach. A delightful snapshot of how Coach Willie Williams has motivated others to be strong, responsible, generous, respectful and successful.

Sprinting Through Life is not only the story of a consummate athlete and coach, but more of a life begun in poverty, love encouragement, and ambition—the unselfish kind—and continues to serve and inspire. This is the story of a true African American hero.


Click for more detail about A Cleansing Flame by Charles A. Davis A Cleansing Flame

by Charles A. Davis
Path Press (Jan 02, 2015)
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“This is an historical novel set in the Civil War. The relationship between the slave master and the slave was very close from their early years. When the Civil War began, the slave escaped and fought with the Union. The slave master fought with the Confederacy. It concludes with an actual Civil War event the Battle of New Market Heights. The importance of this conflict is that fifteen Black Union soldiers received the Congressional Medal of Honor. The author is a retired businessman who is a history buff.”—Bennett Johnson, Publisher, Path Press

The story of two young men, the slave master and the slave is captured in dramatic fashion by the author in A Cleansing Flame. The story begins with the life on a southern plantation which is the home of the two young men until the war begins. Both men are involved in the war as soldiers. The tragedy of the Civil War is not only the background of A Cleansing Flame, but also an integral part of the story. A number of battle scenes are described in realistic detail are based upon historical fact. The author brings you into the action from the beginning with daily life on a Southern plantation and through the horrors of the battlefield . The reader is a witness to a great story and a student of the history of the Civil War.


Click for more detail about The Black Knights by J. Marcellus Burke The Black Knights

by J. Marcellus Burke
Path Press (Jan 01, 2015)
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The Black Knights is a trilling and unusual story about four fighter pilots serving in the German Air Force (Lufwaffe) in WWII. This fascinating tale is based upon extensive research done by the author who was motivated by the scarcity of information about the role that African Americans played in WWII. As he delved into this subject he became intrigued by the possibility that other nations, such as Germany, Russia, and Great Britain may have failed to tell the stories of the activities of soldiers of African descent in the military as well.

The author is a retired police detective who served in the U.S. Army of Occupation in Germany.


Click for more detail about Princes Of The Road by David Covin Princes Of The Road

by David Covin
Path Press (Nov 15, 2014)
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Princes of the Road is centered around the lives of members of The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the Pullman Porters. Most of its action takes place during the years 1938 - 40. By focusing on a limited number of porters (despite a cast of almost 90 characters, both fictional and historical), the novel explores the inner lives of the porters, their myriad personal strengths and failures, their common efforts, struggles with each other and the Pullman company, the penetration of every aspect of their lives by the effects of race, and the horrors - both domestic and foreign - endemic in those middle years of the 20th century.

Using trains as both metaphors and dramatic instruments of transportation, it traverses the whole country, from the big cities to the smallest hamlets, North and South, East and West, from the Rockies to the Gulf Coast, from New England to the beaches of Southern California, and into the railroad hub of Chicago, home of the Pullman Company. By entering the lives of individual porters, it exposes the reader to how such historical figures as Father Divine, A. Philip Randolph, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Madame C.J. Walker got there, too, making substantive impacts both on how they lived, and how they understood themselves. Princes of the Road is a historical novel which does not seek to evade, cloak, or minimize the horrors that much of the country s history has visited upon the least of these. It does this, as the poet Eugene Redmond has said of it, with rich storytelling, and memorably drawn lives, times, and rhymes that hold us like a spell.


Click for more detail about Makonde by Joan Sikand Makonde

by Joan Sikand
Path Press (Feb 01, 2013)
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This a book of poetry dealing with spiritual matters. It concludes with two very engaging short stories. The author is an American residing in Kenya with her husband. The fascinating aspect of the book is the use of African artists in the cover and on practically every page of the book. The art work is extraordinary.


Click for more detail about Seaside Stories by S. R. Martin Jr. Seaside Stories

by S. R. Martin Jr.
Path Press (Jun 30, 2011)
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Seaside Stories is a collection of short stories based in Seaside, California’s small Black population during the 1950’s. It is centered around the family of a strong and enterprising Black minister, and particularly, the close but tumultuous relationship with his older son.

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Click for more detail about Wimbey’s Corner by David Covin Wimbey’s Corner

by David Covin
Path Press (May 31, 2011)
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Wimbey’s Corner is a novel centered in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois during the early 1940s. Most of its characters reside in Wimbey’s Corner, a small Black neighborhood owned by Eskeridge Wimbey, a wealthy Black man. The book’s principal characters are Eskeridge Wimbey; Wayne Hunter, who moved to Chicago from Kentucky; Mackenzie Sweet, who aspires to be the world’s oldest Negro; Claude Bonfils, a prince of Chicago pimps; Electra Wenders, a single mother; and Tommy Brown, a sailor. Much of the book’s tension arises from the question of whether Wayne is the right kind of resident for the corner, and how that question plays out in the lives of the principal characters and other residents of Evanston and Chicago during WWII.

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Click for more detail about Brown Sky by David Covin Brown Sky

by David Covin
Path Press (Oct 01, 1987)
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Covin's debut novel, focusing on an all-black platoon stationed in Arkansas during World War II.