TABLE OF CONTENTS
In Memoriam – Mrs. James A. Colescott (“Nannie”)
In Dedication – Julia Walker Kearse
Introduction– My Long Journey Home
PART I: Atlanta – Time of Reckoning for the Great Second Klan
Chapter 1: Hiram Evans & James Colescott – A Bond Forged In Loyalty Rewarded by Power
Chapter 2: Atlanta 1939 – 1944 – Final Curtain for The Second Klan and House Colescott
Chapter 3: Miami 1945 – 1947 Colescott Opposes Klan Renewal– A June Marriage for Momma
Chapter 4: Return to Miami – A Baby Boy 1948 – A Brief Second Try in Tampa
Chapter 5: Steep & Sudden Descent in Miami – Death of James A. Colescott 1950
Chapter 6: A Special Mission to Fulfill Then West – Atlanta Again – Safety but Only Briefly
PART II: Tampa – A New Grandaddy – Trepidation In The Land of The Crow
Chapter 7: Tampa 1953 – Predawn Arrival – Someone is Missing – Not so fast!!
Chapter 8: A New Grandmother Dominates – Julia and I chart a Path Together
Chapter 9: Julia and Me – Two Outcasts Confront Jim Crow – A lifelong journey!
Chapter 10: High School Years – Boys State – Finally I find a way to Shine!
Chapter 11: Politics for Me – Future Governor or Maybe Even President! Not So Fast Cowboy
PART III: Realization Comes with A Price
Chapter 12: Civil Rights Era – Momma Reveals Family Klan History – CBS Does Interview
Chapter 13: Madison County Florida – Self Discovery – Me A Fraternity President!
Chapter 14: FSU – Vietnam Protests – I Question My Sexuality – Marines – Timeout With Reba
PART IV: The Mountains – Spiritual Discovery – Angels Speak
Chapter 15: Grad School – The Magical Green Revolution Health Store – Coming Out Disaster
PART V: Surviving It All – Saying Farewell to Precious Elders – Final Reflections
Chapter 16: Love, The Path Dimly Lit – Houston Near Death Gay Bashing
Chapter 17: Respite With A Gentle Friend – Rescuing Nannie – Too Many Funerals!
Chapter 18: Storm Clouds Over America – Systemic Racism Is Real!
Chapter 19: Truth – The Most Essential Ingredient in the Garden that is Democracy!