Living on the Cutting Edge of the Civil and Human Rights Movement
William "Sonny" Lord is a proud Black man of the Afrikan Diaspora. Born into the ghettos of Harlem, William, through self-determination and an unwillingness to be denied, fought his way through the struggles of gang life, the racist lineage of the American military and business world, and the institutional oppression of the political elite to thrive and to help his Black brethren. His commitment to knowledge and courage deﬁnes this profound and daring autobiography, charting the course of American Blacks as they fought (and ﬁght) for their rights and freedoms. Adventures from the Ghetto to the Mainstream depicts experiences learned from Lord's youth to adulthood- shaping, imprinting, directing pathways of knowledge and awareness. Its documentation references the struggles Black people have endured past and present and victories to be obtained by not repeating previous mistakes- strategically passing the baton of progress to the next generation.