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A Black Man's Journey (Volume 1)

by Mel King

About The Book

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.

Publication date August 02,2022
Language English
ISBN 979-8-88622-507-5 (Paperback)
979-8-88622-508-2 (E-BOOK)
Genre Fiction, Contemporary
Pages 134
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)

About The Author

While in the Air Force, Mel had the unique opportunity to attend the Air Force Academy; however, he resigned to pursue a career in the corporate world. While working for Hughes Aircraft and later for Martin Marietta (now Lockeed Martin), his diligence and work ethics quickly gained him recognition as a “go to guy” when a company needed someone to resurrect an organization or act as liaison with customers. While working during the day, Mel acquired an AA degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude, a B.S. degree in Finance with a 3.5 G.P.A., and then on to obtain his MBA, with a 3.7 G.P.A. By his third year of working at Martin Marietta, Mel had already contributed significantly to the company by reducing projected overruns by multi-millions of dollars. As you read his story, you be the judge and determine if the proverbial glass ceiling was in place.


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