This book covers the life and experiences of Lester Patrick, an African American born and raised in North Carolina during the Jim Crow and segregation periods of our country’s history. It covers some events that took place following Reconstruction that led up to the Jim Crow period and Black and White Americans’ attitudes that evolved because of these events. This book is written for audiences of all ages and races for this extraordinary time in our country’s history. And it contains both serious and humorous experiences. It is a must-read and inspirational book for audiences of all ages written for this particular time in our country’s history.