GCC at Arcade Professor Releases New Book

Michael L. Weston, History and Political Science professor at GCC, has recently published his first book in January 2012. Silhouettes: Issue of Black & White America: A Journey through Black History as told by a White Professor is a true narrative transcending racial, cultural and historical lines as Weston and a group of predominantly black inner-city students struggle through weekly lectures to foster an understanding of America's ongoing issues of race.

Arcade, New York—Michael L. Weston, History and Political Science professor at GCC, has recently published his first book in January 2012. Silhouettes: Issue of Black & White America: A Journey through Black History as told by a White Professor is a true narrative transcending racial, cultural and historical lines as Weston and a group of predominantly black inner-city students struggle through weekly lectures to foster an understanding of America’s ongoing issues of race.

The book was written in the hope that by “proving through education, openness and a willingness to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, mutual comprehension and progress are possible and that given an opportunity the indomitable human spirit will prevail.”

Weston has been the recipient of two N.I.S.O.D. (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development) Excellence in Teaching Awards, and has been selected as part of a United Nations Cultural Exchange Program with the former Soviet Union. He has also written many articles and has been an invited guest speaker at the Palm Beach Roundtable Cultural Organization.

In addition to academic pursuits, he has also served as a volunteer fireman for over 25 years, and is an enthusiastic stock-car racer at local tracks. He loves GCC because “there’s enormous autonomy; there’s enormous freedom! They let you teach and instruct here.” He enjoys instructing in many different subjects, being invited to not just lecture on History, but also Political Science and Geography.

Silhouettes: Issue of Black and White America is published by Trafford and is available at Amazon.com.

For more information, please contact Christopher Schneider, Campus Center Associate, GCC-Arcade: caschneider@genesee.edu or call 585-492-5265.

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