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Engaging Younger Generations With the true Lessons Of Black History not taught in the books


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A New Perspective On Black History

Learn about the roots of the black experience in America through the work of author Blakk Jack Samm. Much of U.S. history is filled with mis-information or just blank pages that leave out a history of Black peoples. Our published book, WHEN WE WERE BLACK, draws from Samm's own life and experiences to describe his journey into black in the United States. Many young people do not know that we were not always black; but, negro or colored. We were BLACK pioneers. The movement did not just affect America but was worldwide. This inspirational work serves as a teaching tool as well as empowering a people for future generations.


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black history in America.

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About Us

WHEN_WE_WERE_BLACK, LLC. is located near San Francisco, California, and provides an informed perspective of black people in America for people around the world. Penned by author Blakk Jack Samm, WHEN WE WERE BLACK presents a new look at black history and becoming Black for a new generation. We unite the world, one room at a time, one house at a time, one neighborhood at a time.

Blakk Jack Samm gambled his way through high school before working as a freelance photographer. He paved his way through his bachelor's and master's degrees. Halfway through working on his master's degree, Samm realized that he had become a writer. He had lived his life as a poet and found less freedom in other forms of writing. Still, he writes poetry, anticipating a book of poems next year although feels a great sense of accomplishment as a book author. In addition, he still truly enjoys the thrill of the gambler competing on the Black Jack tables in the casinos.

Inspired by a desire to educate, Blakk Jack Samm wants people who read this book to gain a fresh understanding of American history. As a single grandparent, the historical author wants to inspire future generations in their awareness of what it means to be black in America. WHEN WE WERE BLACK will inspire you to see our history as well as world history in a new way.

The books can be bought at AuthorHouse Books,, Barnes & Nobel or call for signed copies from the author.


Thank you for your interest. For questions or comments, please use the information listed here. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Service Area
San Francisco, CA, and Surrounding Areas
Newark, NJ
Atlanta, GA
New Orleans, LA
Las Vegas, NV

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