Black Folk Hot Spots Online #BlackBusiness Community

Create a Profile For Your Black Business & Events And We'll Do The Rest!

THE #1 SOURCE FOR #BLACKBUSINESS OWNERS AND URBAN EVENTS. Create YOUR FREE Profile at WWW.BLACKFOLKHOTSPOTS.COM SO WE CAN GET YOUR BUSINESS AND EVENTS IN OUR DAILY ROTATION.

Book offers fascinating look at the 1970 Marshall University plane crash

I’m always interested in what people think after they’ve read the book I wrote about the 1970 Marshall University plane crash – “November Ever After.” A few months back, I met sportscaster Ed Lane and several other media people at a book signing event in North Carolina during the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Awards Weekend. Ed recently contacted me and shared his thoughts about my memoir (read below).

 

Overall, I really enjoyed the book. It’s a quick read, concise, and to the point. It offers a fascinating look at the plane crash and its aftermath. So often when news stories of tragedy occur, people tend to focus on the immediate impact. They don't examine the after-effects. The book does a thorough job in covering that aspect of the disaster.

 

In my opinion, the most memorable part of this book was reading about the trips that survivors went on as they attended the funerals of their schoolmates. There were countless examples how people showed their genuine care and compassion for one another. The writer’s decision to address the chilly racial atmosphere on campus serves as a sobering reminder about the ills of racial bigotry.

 

I recommend this book because it delivers an accurate account of a historical event. It also introduces a side of the plane crash story that has generally been overlooked by the mainstream media. While the book’s author makes it clear that he’s not too thrilled with the movie “We Are Marshall,”I feel he was fairly accurate in his assessment of the film.

 

The book did surprise me in one area in particular. Mr. Greenlee went the distance to explain and illustrate how this tragedy affected the crash victims’ significant others, friends and family members for many years after the crash.

 

Ed Lane is the host for the afternoon drive sports talk show “Southside Connection,” which airs Monday through Friday at 5 p.m.  on ESPN Southside 1160-AM in Martinsville, Virginia.

Views: 73

Tags: 1970 Marshall University plane crash, Marshall University, Marshall University plane crash, football, marshall, memoir, sports

Comment

You need to be a member of Black Folk Hot Spots Online #BlackBusiness Community to add comments!

Join Black Folk Hot Spots Online #BlackBusiness Community

BFHS recommends:

Instagram

Follow @BFHSNetwork

Be Black, Buy Black, Think Black, and all else will take care of itself! #MarcusGarvey #BuyBlack #blackbusiness via http://bfhsnetwork.com/

CLICK BELOW TO Get Info On Black Business Specials and Urban Events by Email!

Subscribe to Black Folk Hot Spots!

 

Your Ad here!

[FOOD FOR THOUGHT]

“The man who stops advertising to save money is like the man who stops the clock to save time”

Why Is It... A man wakes up in the morning after sleeping in an advertised bed, washes with an advertised soap, shaves with an advertised razor, sits down and drinks advertised tea or coffee, drives to work in an advertised car and writes with an advertised pen. Then... He refuses to advertise, saying "Advertising doesn't work". But when his business fails, he finally advertises: "Business for Sale" - Anonymous

CREATE BUSINESS PROFILE AT BFHSNETWORK.COM SO WE CAN SHARE YOUR BUSINESS!

"BFHS is like feeding your marketing efforts STERIODS!!!"

The BFHS Mission!!!

 

“The more people who join and use http://bfhsnetwork.com, the more useful it will become for the Black community. That’s our goal” #teamBFHS

 

BFHS Network Videos

Badge

Loading…

Wanna Keep BFHS Alive? Ask how?

1,000,000 Black Businesses Linked Together on the Internet- They say it can't be done- The CEO of Blackfolkhotspots.com says it can and that's the Mission! Join us today.

Forum

The Awakening of Intelligence: Jiddu Krishnamurti Books 2 Replies

Started by gioperation in Resources that can help you survive. Last reply by BFHS Network Chief Editor May 22.

@rhonda_hines: What Are Your Biggest Challenges In Your Business?! 3 Replies

Started by Rhonda Hines in Everything else. Last reply by Inas-Safiyyah Bilal May 12.

Do They Fear that We As Blacks Will Become Self-Sufficient? 3 Replies

Started by BFHS Network Chief Editor in US News. Last reply by BFHS Network Chief Editor 18 hours ago.

Champaign continues to lose black-owned businesses #blackdowntown 3 Replies

Started by BFHS Network Chief Editor in US News. Last reply by BFHS Network Chief Editor May 20.

© 2015   Created by BFHS Network Chief Editor.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service


This Network is for us, and it will only as good as we make it...so lets make it the best ever! Join our Fan Page on FaceBook too