Sunday, December 1, 2013


The Tin Box “A Story of Texas Cattle and Oil”

As the great granddaughter of Jerome Aredell Williams, I am publishing the 2nd Edition of The Tin Box to illustrate the relationship between legacy and leadership. My goal with The Tin Box is to help people uncover their roots so they can tap into their “Legacy Motivation” so they can fulfill their dreams and life purpose.

Jerome Aredell William’s, “The Tin Box” represents the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of people from all walks of life. 
Since the penning of  “The Tin Box” there have been generations of entrepreneur’s from his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren but what is beyond the obvious is that a piece of work like The Tin Box proves that the entrepreneurial spirit and the gift of leadership starts with legacy, the pride of honoring where  you come from and the responsibility to carry and improve upon that legacy. 

The Tin Box was one of the first novels independently self published by an African -American. The Tin Box was first published in Houston, Texas in 1958 during the Civil Rights Movement however, the novel doesn’t depict the struggles for equality in Texas. Instead Jerome narrates the story of the right of passage a young woman must take in order to honor her birthright and illustrate leadership among her employees and community. Classified as historical fiction, The Tin Box is considered a Texas classic that depicts many of the hardships and events that where common place in 1930’s Texas and throughout the generations of Jerome’s descendants. The message in The Tin Box is timeless: in times of disparity, hardship and life’s odds, never give up, never give in and never give up the desire to win. 


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