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Autobiography of a Black Man: Run Charlie Run! Run Ed Run!
by Herbert J. Dixon
Autobiography of a Black Man: Run Charlie Run! Run Ed Run! by Herbert J. Dixon is a remarkable story that began with two black brothers who killed a white man in Georgia. They escaped to Missouri, changing their names and leaving family behind. When the law closed in on them, they fled to California, where they lived out their lives.
As the third generation in line from the brothers, the author based this book on stories told by his grandparents—life stories of a poor family. He also describes his own life from his childhood to adulthood—from the fields to the US Navy. He refers to this work as a black man’s Grapes of Wrath…and Charlie and Ed started it all!
About the Author:
Born in Sikeston, Missouri, Herbert J. Dixon currently resides in Victorville, California, with Flora, his wife of over forty years.
A past member of the Masonic Order, he belongs to the VFW and is a senior citizen counselor. His favorite pastime is listening to all of the jazz greats and, most of all, dirty low down blues.
(2015, Paperback, 144 pages)