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Black Man on the Titanic: The Story of Joseph Laroche (Book on Black History, Gift for Women, African American History, and for Readers of Titanic a Survivor's Story)

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#1 New Release in Caribbean & West Indies History — Discover the True Story Behind One of the Black Passengers on the Titanic

An Incredible Tragedy: Joseph Laroche was an anomaly among the passengers of the Titanic. He was exceptionally well-educated in a time when few black men had access to an education―and when even fewer were able to travel on a luxurious ship in first or second class.

Who was Joseph Laroche? Where was he going, and what was his story?

Rediscovered History: This biography recounts the life of Joseph Laroche, his part in the history of Haiti, and how he, as a 24-year-old father of two (soon to be three) children, ended up on the last ship of that era of glamourous travel. He was a direct descendant of the father of Haitian independence and related to two Haitian presidents. As an engineer, Laroche contributed to the construction of the Parisian railway and had a promising future ahead of him.

A Brilliant Biography: Ivorian-French writer Serge Bilé is the author of this fresh perspective on the tragedy that still fascinates millions and has inspired dozens of history books. With thorough research in Haiti and France, Bilé unearths the story of the intriguing figure of Joseph Laroche. This is a story of multi-cultural black history and of the political and natural forces that converged on one man.

Readers who were fascinated by the true stories behind Hidden Figures and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks will love this engaging tale.

ISBN-13: 9781633539587

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Mango Media Inc

Publication Date: 11-19-2019

Pages: 258

Product Dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Serge Bilé is an Ivorian/French journalist. He’s the author of several essays and documentaries about the Black and Caribbean experience. Over 100, 000 copies of his book The Blacks in Nazi Camps have been sold worldwide. Currently, he is a news anchorman for « Martinique Première », a network of France Télévision group and the most watched TV newscaster on prime time on the Island.

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“In the blockbuster film Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio’s role could have easily been played by a Black man—and it would have been historically accurate.”

—Zondra Hughes, social media strategist, author, and playwright

Table of Contents


Set An Intention
Getting to Know You
Who Am I?
Let's Get You Mentally Healthy
To Read Everyday
Your Values
Taking Care of Your Mental Wellbeing
Structuring Your Mind
Body Acceptance
Finding Joy (Where You Can)
So, in Conclusion

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