by David Comissiong
In this thrilling narrative, the reader is introduced to Arnold Josiah Ford – giant of black music; legendary black Jewish Rabbi; stalwart of the Marcus Garvey Movement; heroic “back to Africa” pioneer – and to Mignon Lorraine Inniss Ford – a courageous freedom fighter and a titan of educational reform and development in the African nation of Ethiopia.
Experience the “love journey” that took Arnold and Mignon from the Caribbean island of Barbados to the black mecca of 1920s Harlem in the United States, and thence onward to the Empire of Ethiopia.
Journey with them as Arnold collaborates with James Reese Europe to lay the foundation of black classical music, with Marcus Garvey to develop the Universal Negro Improvement Association, and with Bishop Wentworth Matthew to spread the black Jewish faith.
Accompany them to the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassi I in Ethiopia, and witness how they both stand firm against the Italian invasion of Ethiopia, and how Mignon goes on to help rebuild Ethiopia with her phenomenal Princess Zennebe Worq School.
The Pan-African Love Story of Arnold and Mignon Ford is choc-a-bloc with inspirational historical information that is critical to the fostering of
progressive black consciousness and to the development of a strong sense of black or Pan-African identity.
Publisher: David Comissiong (November 15, 2020)
Paperback: 100 pages
Item Weight: 5.1 ounces
Dimensions: 6 x 0.21 x 9 inches