The Southwest Michigan Black Heritage Society
"The connection to yesterday"
|"Together, Tom and Sharon allow us to be spectators of
their story—witnesses to their discomfort, humiliation, and fear—in order
to educate us and thus contribute to healing a nation in the throes of
–Joy Angela DeGruy, PhD, author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
"Sharon and Tom take us on a heart–opening journey of awakening. As a nation, we owe them a deep bow of gratitude as they help us navigate the deep divides of race and otherness."
–Belvie Rooks, Co-Founder, Growing A Global Heart
Price: $18.00 each
Price: $10.00 each
|Inheriting the Trade is the unique story of Thomas Norman
DeWolf's experiences during the making of the documentary feature film
Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. He is one of ten family
members who participated in this powerful journey.
Price: $16.00 each
|Quotes, photographs, and biographies of eleven members of Kalamazoo's African American community.
Price: $7.50 each for Non Members
Price: $6.00 each for SMBHS Members
|Born in 1900 and living through much of the 20th century, Cornelius Allen Alexander
was witness to the dramatic changes that swept the world during his lifetime.
Born into poverty as the grandson of a slave, he overcame many hurdles to graduate
from the University of Chicago medical school. His contributions to social and
professional life in southwestern Michigan were widely recognized.
Price: $10.00 each for Non-Members
Price: $8.00 each for SMBHS Members