When Clans Collide

When Clans Collide: The Germination of Adam’s Family Tree through Surname, Life Experience, and DNA tells the story of author Wayne Rudolph Davidson’s surname and its ancestral connection to individuals and events that have shaped the world in which we live. When Davidson set out to discover the ancestral history of his surname, he had no idea what he would encounter. On his journey, he discovered that people with the surname of Davidson have contributed to government and politics, business.....

Discombobulation

Wayne Rudolph Davidson delves deeper into his family history in this second book of his When Clans Collide trilogy. Exploring his own personal branch that stems from the genealogical trunk of the distinguished Davidson family tree, he writes from the perspective of an African-American male born in the post-World War II era caught in a firestorm of extraordinary social change, civil disturbance, and a burgeoning drug culture.

His life runs in tandem with the migration of African-Americans from the rural.....

Manufacturing African American Self-Employment: In the Detroit Metropolitan Area

Wayne Rudolph Davidson grew up and worked in America’s great industrial north with various manufacturers of consumer goods and services. He earned a doctoral degree in management from the University of Phoenix. Wayne has served as adjunct faculty and consultant in small business operations, supply chain management and military logistics.

This qualitative case study examined the environmental factors and personal attributes of five self-employed African Americans to identify selected personal and organizational characteristics typical of successful self-employed African Americans and.....