Author Melvin B. Miller believes it can be hard for the black community in Boston to maintain an inspired outlook, largely due to the lack of media attention to black achievements. This limited coverage “has created the impression of continual failure.” In Miller’s new book “Boston’s Banner Years: 1965–2015: A Saga of Black Success” (published by Archway Press), Miller refutes the negative implications of alleged black incompetence by chronicling black success in a series of journalistic accounts that highlight black achievement in Boston over the course of 50 years.
Miller has compiled an array of stories that showcase Boston’s diverse black community, offering a historical review of the multitude of black success stories in numerous fields. In addition to the 50-year period of coverage, Miller also provides an overview of the efforts black people have made to improve their status from colonial times that helped “to establish the cultural milieu in which Boston’s black community developed.”
“Boston has become an incubator of black success,” says Miller. Readers will be introduced to a well-documented record of the achievements of Boston’s vibrant and diverse black community.