Black History Saved My Life: How My Viral Hate Crime Led to an Awakening (Paperback)

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by Ernest Crim III


Black History Saved My Life: How My Viral Hate Crime Led to an Awakening is the compelling autobiography of Ernest Crim III, an educator, speaker and activist, who recorded and was the target, along with his wife, of one of the most widely publicized hate crimes in the Trump-era.


More than 25 million people saw the vile attack as it circulated social media in the summer of 2016. Many were compelled with the restraint the recorder, Ernest Crim III, showed while enduring a barrage of N-words and spit. However, very few know the story of a man whose constant battles with racism as a child and adult, in the 90s and 2000s, leading up to this moment equipped him with the resolve to pursue the case diligently.


We all encounter trials and tribulations in life. The question is: What are yours preparing you for? How will these trials prepare you for your purpose? Black History saved Ernest's life. What's going to save yours?

About the Author

Ernest Crim III is an Anti-Racist Educator and hate crime survivor who uses (Black) historical narratives to empower and educate families and train educators through an equitable lens. Mr. Crim, a south side of Chicago native and University of Illinois graduate, is a former high school history educator of 12 years, who now teaches Black History to the world through social media with a platform that reaches over 2 million people monthly. Additionally, he is the CEO of Crim’s Cultural Consulting LLC, an international speaker, an author of two bestsellers (Black History Saved My Life and The ABCS of Affirming Black Children) and a passionate progressive education activist, who has been featured on ABC, WGN, PBS, CBS, NBC & Newsweek, amongst various other outlets. To Ernest, his purpose is to creatively strategize how we can use our past to create a better future, entrenched in equitable practices.

Product Details

Category: Memoir

Language: English

Format/Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

ISBN-10: -

ISBN-13: 979-8600363762

Publisher: Independently Published

Date Published: February 08, 2020

Pages: 378

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