As the title suggest, Mel King has had many “uncommon” experiences and this book only begins to document the beginning of them. In high school, he held an elected office, made the honor roll, lettered in sports, and wrote for the school newspaper—all while having a part time job and contributing to the family household. He is a Black American and in high school, his friends didn’t use the word, uncommon, but often said that he was different. Growing up in center city Los Angeles, he didn’t smoke, drink, or take drugs, yet he was frequently asked to go out with the gang. As Mel entered the Air Force, during the Vietnam War, he continued to break grounds for people of color. At every assignment, in some form or fashion, he had been recognized for performance, dedication and his leadership ability.
Black and White
6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)
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