Dr. John Telford has long been called a lightning rod for controversy. He retired in 1991 as the deputy superintendent of Schools in 98% white Rochester, Michigan, where skinheads riddled his house with midnight gunfire for hiring black administrators. After retiring, he became an executive director in the Detroit Public Schools, where he clashed with inept top administrators. He served most recently as the superintendent of the Madison District Schools and was fired for recruiting hundreds of Detroit students against the wishes of white residents.
Undefeated at 400 meters in Europe as a world-ranked sprinter, Dr. Telford coached champions and authored a noted book on the quarter mile-The Longest Dash. In 1978, he was inducted into the Wayne State University Athletic Hall of Fame. He has written more than 1,000 newspaper columns, hosted three radio shows, and directed human-rights agencies. A former director of the innovative and controversial Division of Basic Education at Macomb Community College and a published poet, he also taught at Wayne State and Oakland universities.
Wayne State University named Dr. Telford its Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 2001 for his civil-rights activism. A Detroit high school track is named for him. Throughout the years, his students have consistently pronounced him a great teacher. Their accolades are the ones the 73-year-old activist values most.
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Poster Kraze, Inc. has created the "Author Collective" a consortium of self- published authors sharing ideas about the business of publishing. Our current roster of books include:
· 44th Barack H. Obama- Michael Williams
· Being Married and Loving It- Bennie Cross
· Pet Pals- Marcia LaFramboise
· Investing Tips For Smart People- Sarita Sowell
· Reality From The Heart- Richard T. James
· For Your Eyes Only- Richard T. James
· Crawlers- NeCee
· Grooming Him for Her- NeCee
· Words Cross & Across- Dr. Eugene Williams, Sr.
. No Experience Necessary- LaNay Harris
· Heidi's Happy Clients- Tony Dorian
· Wrench and The Super Saw- Tony Dorian
· Jose Makes a New Chip- Tony Dorian
. Hustle While You Work- Hotep
. Hustler's Gospel- Hotep
. Hustler's 10 Commandments-Hotep
. From a Thug 2 a Man- Clyde Tse
. I Count For Something- Phyllis Fecilia
. Midnight Blue-Tracy Moore
.Songs in the Night-Tracy Moore
.Twelve Universal Laws of Success- Herbert Harris
.America the Racists-Herbert Harris
.The Magic Pencil-Karen E. Dabney
.I Can Do Anything-Carolyn Mattocks
.Play Through The Foul-Vera-Jones
. The Bum Magnet-K. L. Brady
. What To Do When Life Hands You A Devastating Diagnosis-L. J. Holloway
. The Brothers Popovic-Steve Roberts
. Diary of A... - Sylvia Hubbard
. Keeper of Secrets-Anjuelle Floyd
. Broken Wings-William Dunn
. Is There a Balm in Black America? -Dr. Pam Payne Foster, MD