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Born in Chicago, Illinois, Don S. McClure was the last son of parents born in the Southern Regions of America, in Birmingham Alabama, and New Orleans Louisiana. The majority of his life has been spent creating ideas and presentations that show the history of individuals and the ideals that helped to shape the world—and that perhaps change the way African American history is viewed. As a child, his imagination shaped the world in which he lived—and survived. His constant search for answers to the questions of life became an early obsession that often times set him running in a maze of continual curiosity; this usually ended in punishment or some form of scars and cuts, but always yielded an answer to his question. Years of relationship-building consumed his life as he traveled to various cities. His early professional career record is filled with successes that very few young people ever have the chance to enjoy. His true love of adventure spurred his decision, while living in the City of Memphis, to build the largest Black History-Diversity Web site in America: www.donsmcclureconsultants.net, which set the stage for his numerous projects to come. On October 28, 1994, his first children’s coloring book, The Little Cat that Slept, was registered in the Library of Congress. The book series begins with titles that show his passion for creating stories that can be used in classrooms to inspire children. Titles such as Mansa: the Legend of Evil Begins have mesmerized students, as the vivid images evolve of War Lords, Kings, and Emperors in the great battles in Africa between good and evil. Other titles, such as The Strange Animal’s Birthday Party, The Little Cat and the Magical Island, The Little Cat and the Lost City, and The Little Cat and the Golden Mountain, each based on the geography of the African Continent and the animals that live there, have thrilled children and adults alike. Today, McClure has decided to spend the rest of his time on earth as an Author, commencing with the release of this autobiography.