About the Author
If you really want to know about "Black People and Their Place in World History" then you should order Dr. Vaughn's masterpiece before the sun goes down. Most of society still believes what historian Arnold Toynbee wrote in his 1934 history book: "It will be seen that when we classify mankind by color, the only primary race that has not made a creative contribution to any civilization is the Black race." Dr. Vaughn sets the record straight on this lie and on so many other untruths about Black history. Dr. Vaughn didn't just decide to write a book on Black history. This has been his passion and his life's mission! Academically, Dr. Vaughn has the knowledge and the talents to make his life's work a reality on the pages of this book. Dr. Vaughn was rooted and grounded in Black history as a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1969 after a two-year premedical study tour at the University of Vienna in Austria. In addition to Dr. Vaughn, Morehouse College has produced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, and Dr. Charles Finch. Dr. Benjamin Mays, one of the world's most noted educators and a mentor to Dr. King, was president of Morehouse College from 1950 until 1967, and set an extremely high standard for all Morehouse graduates. Medically speaking, Dr. Vaughn is tops in his field. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, where he also received the Franklin C. McClain Award in 1972 as the most outstanding Black medical student in the nation. He interned at the Department of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC, and completed his ophthalmology fellowship and research training at Harvard University's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital in 1979. Dr. Vaughn was certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1978 after scoring in the top three percentile nationally on the written examination. Moreover, he was named as an Associate Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology's oral examinations in 1984. In addition to being a brilliant scholar, Dr. Vaughn is also a community leader who was honored by the late Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, L.A. County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, the State of California, and the Aesculapian Honorary Society et al. Dr. Vaughn's annual healing mission to Nigeria, where he performs free eye surgery for those who can't afford it.