About the Authors
Nadine McIlwain is a former Ohio public school educator and has received numerous awards for excellence in the classroom, including the prestigious National Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation. She has coauthored two biographies, From Ghetto to God: The Incredible Journey of NFL Star Reggie Rucker with Reggie Rucker and My Father’s Child with Fredricka Stewart. Nadine’s tribute to her father, “A Twenty Dollar Education,” was published in Chicken Soup for the African American Woman’s Soul. “He Was Always There,” another memoire about her father, appeared in My Soul to His Spirit: Soulful Expressions from Black Daughters to Their Fathers, edited by Melba Beaty.
Gerry Radcliffe has served the Stark County Community as nurse manager, consultant and health educator. Providing health programs to faith-based organizations, she initiated change and influenced others to “Take Control of Their Health.” Gerry was instrumental in receiving a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council to display and preserve photographs depicting the African American history of Canton. The presentation, “Through the Lens of Taylor Matthews: In Search of the African American History of Stark County,” was exhibited from February 1 to May 27, 2001, in the Keller Gallery of the McKinley Museum & National Memorial.
Publisher: History Press Library Editions (April 15, 2019)
Hardcover: 226 pages