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INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION THE TIGER & THE TORCH Page | 6

How to Use this Book THE TIGER & THE TORCH is a different kind of book. It is a tool to help people speak up and show up for what matters. It is designed as a roadmap to spark deeper thought and dialogues that will inspire you and others to: • Become more connected in your local community; • Encourage the search for truths within our shared history; • Provide examples of how local roots empower people; • Bring people together to create, restore and preserve noteworthy legacies. Our content focuses on ideas, experiences and publications by and about Black people. Narratives have a casual and conversational tone that can be read in sequence or read in any order you choose. Although highly visual, there is a hefty factual component to our text. The endnotes contain multiple references to other books, research papers, videos, websites and resources that support the topics covered. These endnotes also list places to visit online and in person. All images and poetry are credited to the authors unless otherwise noted. We welcome your emails, Facebook likes and messages, along with invitations to collaborate on future book projects. books@definitedirections.com http://www.facebook.com/definitedirections “IF THERE’S A BOOK YOU REALLY WANT TO READ, BUT IT HASN’T BEEN WRITTEN YET, THEN YOU MUST WRITE IT.” TONI MORRISON 1 THE TIGER & THE TORCH Page | 7