ALLEN B. BALLARD | professor, author and musician

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Allen Ballard with students at UAlbany

Selected Works

Memoir
Breaching Jericho's Walls
“Breaching Jericho’s Walls is a journey-through-life book that takes the reader to interesting and very different (surprisingly so) sites of memory where compelling experiences take place. I couldn’t stop reading.” — Gloria Wade-Gayles, editor of My Soul Is a Witness: African-American Women’s Spirituality
Fiction
Carried by Six
The leader of an anti-violence group stumbles upon a crime scene, and unknowingly kills the brother of a powerful but imprisoned drug dealer.
Where I'm Bound
"The important story of black soldiers in the Union army has finally found a writer of historical fiction equal to the occasion."
--James M. McPherson, Professor of History, Princeton University
History
One More Day’s Journey: The Story
of a Family and a People

Chronicles the movement of Blacks from South Carolina to Philadelphia during the Great Migration, 1917-1940.
The Education of Black Folk: The Afro-American Struggle for Knowledge in
White America

A short history of the education of African-Americans in the United States.