John William Templeton

Luncheon speaker for Celebrating Black American History Feb. 2011
Constantly reaching for new vistas, I wrote my first play in 2008, Queen Calafia: Ruler of California and had the pleasure of seeing it performed in public in Los Angeles and San Francisco. I also gave a spoken word poetry reading in February 2008 to go along with an interactive web site More Mo’ Than You Know.

It’s all about making history and news relevant and exciting for those who have been cut off from the information that enriches their lives. In April 2010, my second novel Cakewalk, a mystery which illuminates history, went on sale.

It’s been 39 years since I entered the School of Communications at Howard University in the first freshman class. Dean Tony Brown charged us “communicate to educate to liberate” and I’ve tried to do that ever since.

My four-volume book series Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4, opened up 500 years of the central role of African-Americans in the Golden State.

July 2010 story in Black Enterprise
For the past seven years, we’ve uncovered the details on black business in the State of Black Business report.

Young people can find role models through the 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology.

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