Long Black Line: An American Story is about
strong mothers raising strong boys. It is an almost forgotten
story of how poor, uneducated African American parents,
just one generation away from slavery, seized a moment
in history and transformed their children’s lives.
It is the history of struggle and:
…a Chicago philanthropist and Booker T. Washington,
who built over 5,000 schools for African-American children
with the help and energy of hundreds of young mothers, like Arvetta Wright;
…Booker T. Henry, a Mt.
Union school principal, whose basic “life lessons,”
taught values in the classroom; and
Col. Hyman Y. Chase, who drove young college students to their limits to prepare them for war and beyond.
It is about family, struggle, a parent’s
sacrifice, and ultimately, it is about the power of a
mother’s love for her children.