Last Word Productions is a multimedia production company that serves as a vehicle for the work and products of Dr. Julianne Malveaux. For the last 10 years the company has centered its efforts on Dr. Malveaux’s public speaking appearances, her work as a broadcast and print journalist, and also as an author. Currently, Last Word is focused on Dr. Malveaux’s work as a speaker and lecturer, and also the development of her PBS show, The Malveaux Report.
Dr. Julianne Malveaux is proud to announce the release of Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History by Surviving and Thriving. Published by Last Word Productions, Inc (Paperback; November 15, 2010), the book illuminates 365 historical facts about the economic successes of Blacks in the United States dating back to the 1800’s to present day. It features 52 archival black and white photos from notable museums and institutions such as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Library of Congress. The Foreword is written by Cathy Hughes, Founder of Radio One/TV One.
In addition, Dr. Malveaux highlights entrepreneurs, labor movements, Black farmers, mutual societies, media moguls and real estate tycoons, all of which was started in the United States. She touches on the traumatic events that changed the landscape of Black America, such as the burning of the “Black Wall Street” once the home of some of the wealthiest Blacks in the country.
Surviving and Thriving includes a twenty-two page introductory essay titled From Free Frank to Billionaires and Beyond: The History of African-Americans Economic Empowerment. The four part introduction provides the reader with a historical analysis of the economic obstacles encountered by Black individuals, organizations and institutions throughout history and emphasizes the fact that while the playing field has never been level, African Americans have always played. Dr. Malveaux hopes that the facts will inspire others to investigate the many ways that African Americans have been economic players. Indeed, she asserts that every fact could be an action-inspired adventure.
The story of the ways that African Americans aspired to economic agency is dramatic, inspirational,and fulfilling.
The book is receiving rave reviews and endorsements from some of the nation’s most influential black scholars and leaders. Dr. Malveaux has received endorsements from Hazel Trice Edney, Interim Executive Director of the National Newspaper Publishers Association; journalist, social activist and political commentator Jeff Johnson; Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, Executive Director, National Council of Negro Women; and Dr. Juliet Walker, founder/director of the Free Frank New Philadelphia Historic
Preservation Foundation. Let’s talk soon about Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History.