As we continue to honor African-Americans who’ve played significant roles in The Salvation Army, we stumbled upon a book about the fascinating history of Salvationist of African descent.
This week, we spotlight “Soldiers of Uncommon Valor” by Warren L. Maye.
In his book, Warren L. Maye takes you on a remarkable journey through distinct eras in The Salvation Army and African-American history. Maye drew on materials from published works, newspaper and magazine articles, internal communication, unpublished writing, photos, letters and many personal interviews in an effort to tell this story.
“I have gone to great lengths to affirm the credibility, authenticity, and accuracy of each account,” explains Maye, “and I have attempted to tell the story of black Salvationist from their own perspectives and to show them as unique.”
Warren L. Maye, B.F.A., M.A., is editor and contributing writer of Good News!, The Salvation Army’s USA Eastern Territory monthly news magazine, as well as contributing editor and writer for Priority!, a quarterly magazine about people touched by the Army’s work nationwide. Mr. Maye has chronicled The Salvation Army’s work for 27 years, serving as an editor, writer, and art director at National, USA Eastern territorial, and Greater New York divisional headquarters.