Jesse A. Mayfield

In 1954 the Supreme Court ruled that all schools in the United States should be integrated "with all deliberate speed." In the South, "all deliberate speed" meant not at all and in the North it meant ever so slowly...

Jesse A. Mayfield

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"I think Jesse A. Mayfield is an excellent writer. He tells it like it is and he has a great way of doing it. I'm completely impressed."     

                                                                                                                             Helene LeA​one, New York City

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My memoir, "Away From My Mother's Watchful Eye" will take you on a nostalgic trip to a turbulent, dangerous and at the same time, exciting time gone by. From the sedate and for the most part, peaceful 1950s with its hula hoops, yo-yos, Elvis and rock n' roll to the volatile and explosive 1960s with its declarations of "free love," "we shall overcome," "burn baby burn" and "give peace a chance," these truly were "the best of times and the worst of times." I was about to come of age and I was looking forward to every minute.