The Robertson Family

Portrait of a Post-Civil War African American Family, Challenges and Vision 1860s–Present

by Evelyn C. Robertson Jr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/16/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781665510561
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781665510554
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781665510547

About the Book

As a grandson he received great inspiration in seeing the visionary impact of his grandfather. As a family member he has had a unique view and witnessed many of the experiences, challenges and successes of the family. He utilized the background of strength, vigilance and opportunity of his grandfather to chart his own course in life. He learned that even coming from humble beginnings as a family surviving slavery, reconstruction, Jim Crow and the Separate but Equal Era, with determination, hard-work, perseverance and persistence it is possible for a family to rise and gain respectability and be a contributory force in society and to some degree live the American dream. He recognizes the societal challenges of this era for an African-American Family, such as racism and discrimination, but values the role that education has played in leveling the playing field and has contributed to the successes experienced by the Robertson Family.

About the Author

Evelyn C. Robertson Jr. has a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History from Tennessee State university, Nashville, TN. His professional career includes being a teacher, educational administrator, behavioral health administrator and economic and community development administrator, and an author. In 2009, he authored a book, entitled, Education and the American Dream, The Allen-White High School Story, 1905-1970. He has been married for fifty-seven years to Hugholene and is the father of two children, Jeffrey and Sheila.