Tinton Falls, NJ Author Publishes Tuskegee Memoir
April 27, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment NewsApril 27, 2016 - "Memories of the Unexpected: The Story of the Tuskegee Airman (2nd Edition)," a new book by Dr. Milton L. Holmes, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.
During World War II, the Tuskegee Airmen were an all-black group of pilots who served together in a military still subject to Jim Crow laws. Milton L. Holmes trained to be a pilot in that elite group, but even though the war ended before he could get in the air, his experiences in a segregated military set the stage for a lifetime of involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, desegregation efforts, and his community.
"Memories of the Unexpected" is the memoir of a man who saw and participated in many of the most integral moments of the 20th century, but his name does not appear in any history book. He walked with Dr. King, fought for equal rights for black workers in the U.S. Postal Service, served his community as an A.M.E pastor, and much more. He is the only person who can tell his story because he never sought the limelight. He simply did his duty and tried to make the world a better place.
About the Author:
Dr. Milton L. Holmes is an ordained minister, retired from the pastorate. He continues to be involved in a number of community organizations, including Rotary, Battle of the Bulge, NAACP, and the Tuskegee Airmen Chapter. Dr. Holmes is a history buff and was involved in Brookdale Community College's WWII Studies in Conflict Resolution. During his pastoring, Dr. Holmes utilized his counseling skills to assist his parishioners and court-assigned clients. As a result of his community involvement, he has received numerous citations and awards. He is well respected by friends and his many family members. He currently resides in New Jersey.
"Memories of the Unexpected: The Story of the Tuskegee Airman (2nd Edition)" is a 338-page paperback with a retail price of $21.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-1241-0. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at www.dorrancepressroom.com or our online bookstore at www.dorrancebookstore.com.