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Sylvester Boyd Jr.

Book Buzz Updated June 07, 2018


Sylvester Boyd Jr.

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Sylvester Boyd Jr. is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He received an Assoc. in Arts Degree/Kennedy King College, and a B.A. degree from Chicago State University in geography, with a minor in history. During the ‘70s, he worked for American Airlines as a crew chief. For over 20 years, he owned/operated an advertising business. Being semi-retired, he worked as a substitute teacher for Chicago Public Schools. He currently enjoys working as a background actor in a variety of movies and TV series, such as The Dilemma, Transformers 3, Batman, Empire, Chicago PD, Shameless, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and many more. In addition, he is also a world traveler and motivational speaker.

In 2014, he published his first novel, The Road from Money, The Journey to Find Why -- 1925 to 1937, which based on the true stories told to him by several family members raised in Money, Mississippi. He has woven both fact and fiction into a dynamic portrayal of historical events of the era; including music, inventions and the journey of a young Negro girl and her family living under the trying times of Jim Crow in the South. The second book in The Road from Money trilogy was released in November 2017. The story continues in Chicago’s Bronzeville community – 1937 to 1955. Both books have received 5 Star reviews from Reader’s Favorite.

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