The Africana and African American Studies and Friends of the Library group at Contra Costa College presented a book signing this week with Rufus Battle, author of “One Man’s Battle: An African American Journey.”
The book, a tale of struggle and redemption, tells his story of living in a “sharecropper’s shack near a Louisiana cotton field , to the shores of the Pacific and beyond.”
Battle talked about his life during the sharecropping era and how picking cotton as an 8-years old with his family formed part of his character.
He reflected on how he dealt with adversity and what it means to be Black in America in the 21st Century. “One Man’s Battle” is available at the bookstore at Contra Costa College, 2600 Mission Bell Drive in San Pablo. For information, call (510) 235-7800.