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Book details
  • Genre:LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • SubGenre:American / African American
  • Language:English
  • Pages:130
  • eBook ISBN:9781618429742

The Torch of Decency

Rekindling the Spirit of Civic Organizations

by Jahmal Cole

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Overview
The Torch of Decency documents the historic past of Chatham and its residents, while exposing the turbulent changes which threaten its impressive standing as a revered African American middle-class residential neighborhood.
Description
The Torch of Decency documents the historic past of Chatham and its residents, while exposing the turbulent changes which threaten its impressive standing as a revered African American middle-class residential neighborhood. Cole's deep investment and commitment to the preservation of Chatham's history and culture is evident throughout the book. Descriptive passages reveal the diverse personalities and rich culture that make up the flavor and diversity of its neighborhoods. The Torch of Decency discusses Chatham's growth from infancy to the present day, and encourages all Chatham residents to become involved and give back to their community. As a testament to his commitment, a portion of the proceeds from every book will be donated to the Greater Chatham Alliance. In his book, Cole discusses Chatham's founders, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and politicians and how they shaped the community. He also delves into the increase in criminal activity and economic woes which currently plague his beloved community, while providing readers with solutions and ways to rekindle the community pride that was once Chatham's claim to fame. According to Cole, assuming responsibility for the preservation of the acclaimed accomplishments of Chatham's previous generations is a torch of decency all should carry.
About the author
Jahmal Cole is the founder of Role Model Movement, a not-for-profit branch of Role Model Publishing, where he serves as a mentor to underprivileged youth. Jahmal is an associate board member of the Children’s Research Triangle and Children’s Home + Aid and a mentor for the Illinois Education Foundation. He is the President of the 6th Ward Young Democrats and Treasurer of the Greater Chatham Alliance. In 2011, he was presented with the Chicago Ideas Week Fellowship Award from Rahm Emanuel and is a recipient of a certificate of appreciation from the Illinois Officer of Governor Commission for Volunteerism and Community Service.
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