John William Templeton has lived and studied African-American history back to his family's origins in the Songhoy Empire. 50 years after desegregating a school in 1967, he has the perspective of having witnessed as a journalist and historian the most dramatic changes in American history . 25 years ago, he wrote Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in Califfornia, Vols. 1-4, which revealed the black queen who gave California its name. Now, he's captured the African-American history of every state which ratified the most important event in African-American history--the 13th Amendment in the book and instructioanl series Road to Ratification: How 27 States Tackled the Most Challenging Issue in American History. If you seek justice in learning, you must see the authentic lived history of his books and tours.