Black Heritage Riders -The Journey of A Modern African American Pioneer
Vol. II

Manhattan, New York- Los Angeles, California,   Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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Miles Dean- Short Bio


Educator/Equestrian
New York To California Trail Rider
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Mr. Dean Commutes from New Jersey
 

 

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Title: Wonderful Dreams Come True  Author: Clara and Larry Halper and children

We are so happy for you that your dreams came true. We are also so thankful that you have shared this with us and others. You are terrific! This is such a great accomplishment and we are glad that we are able to have shared in seeing your dream come true. We Love you! Your are Great! >From your old farmer neighbors, way to go Cowboy:))) Keep up the inspiration....Everyone needs a great role model, like you, Miles... 

5/24/08

Title: Best fifth grade teacher ever  Author: Breyanna

Dear Mr.Dean you are the best fifth grade teacher ever you came home to chancellor today we saw you and Sankofa 

5/16/08

Title: Miles in California  Author: Andre Alporter

This is the updated video of Miles J. Dean when he arrived in California. Tell us what you think. http://youtube.com/watch?v=MRh_WkGFhpI

5/16/08 

Title: Yes We Can ! Author: Suzette Hart

Miles, Thank you for the California Commentary From No We Can't to Yes We Can! I loved it..... 

5/8/08

Title: Congratulations Author: Chris

Hi I am from Sussex Ave. School in Newark, New Jersey. I would like to congratulate you on finishing your journey across the states. I know that it took you longer than you expected and you had some problems along the way. I learned that one major problem was that your horse, Sankofa, developed an abacess on his foot that required medical attention. One theme that really interested me was: The Rode to Victory in Lexington, Kentucky. What a great way to raise awareness of black history, Take Care. 

4/28/08

Title:A Little Disappointed... Author: Suzette Hart

I enjoyed the video interview of you and your family on youtube. I especially enjoyed the part where your mom and sisters gave God the glory for your safe journey, but I was very disappointed when you gave the glory to your dead ancestors by saying they guided and protected you from the start… There are many of us out here that know of the oppositions that came against you. You would have been taken under, if it had not been for THE GRACE OF GOD, along with your praying mother, sisters and many of us out here (grace means undeserving favor)… Just think about how much easier it would have been if YOU had put your trust in GOD instead of your ancestors.... physically, mentally, and financially …… 

4/17/08

Title: Must See Video of Miles J. Dean Author: Andre Alporter

There is a video tape segment of Miles J. Dean in California. This is so touching. Take a look. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSPQJSpNsHM 

Title: Arizona Author: Suzette Hart  4/10/08

Thanks Professor James Riding-In, I really enjoyed your teaching on Arizona, but my spirit was a little troubled. You see their are many of us out here that have mixed blood, Indian and more, so mixed that many of us couldn't tell you what we were all mixed with, but one thing for sure, we always say we are mixed with THE BEST PART of that culture...... Many of us have studied history and found good, and bad, or should I say a weakness in every culture....... I know that Indians fought against Indians because of their historical differences befor the white man got here, and that they also took slaves to do their lower task jobs. I also know that some of those same Indians helped the colonialist fight other Indian tribes, just like the Africans fought against other African tribes, taking captives and making them slaves, later becoming slaves themselves, then later were used to help the colonialist in their fight against the Indians, putting the Indians in submission.....in both cases the white man came along with guns, liquor, and a few other little trinkets or should I say tricks, some call it STRATEGY, but any way they used it for their advantage. They are a very cunning group of people, or should I say their strategist. Just like when the Asians came up with explosive powder, now the Asians were just using it for fireworks, the white man came along and thought we can use it for this...gun powder, causing them to have the ba! lance of power for what, 500 years?????  

Title: Riverside Blesses you Author: Xavier Harris 4/6/08

Hi! Mr. Dean Miles I am Xavier Harris nephew to Jon Harris Pastor of Castle Rock Church and I really enjoyed Sankofa and you its amazing the journey you and Sankofa went through you are truly a inspiration. I hope you have easy passing through the State California may God look apon you and your team. 

Title: Horses Author: Mary Ann  4/5/08

First - CONGRATULATIONS Miles. Now, what are you going to sit on all day if it's not trotting or cantering? Enjoy the rest and know that I'm looking forward to the BOOK! Yours Truly, In the Company of Horses ~MaryAnn~ 

Title: Knowledge is Power Author: JACQUEL 4/4/08

MILES, SO GLAD YOU MADE IT! I AM DELIGHTED THAT YOU HAVE TOUCHED SO MANY ON YOUR TREK AND PLEASE KNOW THAT ALL OF US ARE MUCH BETTER FOR IT. WHEN YOU SIT DOWN AND WRITE ABOUT YOUR TRAVELS I HOPE YOU WILL LET US KNOW. WE HAVE BEEN THINKING OF YOU AND WATCHING YOUR PROGRESS, BUT IT'S BEEN ROUGH HERE IN THE HORSE BUSINESS THIS WINTER. REGGIE IS BREAKING A COUPLE OF MUSTANGS AND YOU KNOW HE WILL HAVE SOME STORIES FOR YOU. TELL JIM WE SAID HELLO FROM KENTUCKY. DRIVE SAFELY ON YOUR WAY BACK HOME. 

Title: Principal Author: Frances Cofield 4/4/08

Mr. Miles, Congratuation it was indeed a honor to meet you in Phoenix (Bobby C's) and now that the Mission is complete we are proud of the inspiration you bring to others. You also make the KC STAR newspaper and our whole school gave you a BIG hand when I announced your completion. My grand daughter Kennedy Grace is coming to visit from L.A. and I will have her write you also. God Bless and get plenty of rest....until the NEXT trip....Smile 

Title: Congratulations Author: Uthman 4/4/08

Dear Mr.Dean, We are glad you reached your goal.You have done something no other afro-American has done.We are glad you were able to get another horse to complete your journey. You taught us a valuable lesson. We should never give up and should always try to reach our goals.We are glad we were a part of your historical journey. You have made history.We in room 303 are proud of your achievements. It must a great feeling to know you have made history! Congratulations, we hope to see you very soon! Best wishes, Room 303 Chancellor Ave. 

Title:Congratulations Author: Teri 4/3/08

I was glad to see an article in this morning's Star Ledger saying that you had completed your journey. I saw you on Route 22 in Mountainside, NJ when you started the trip and wondered why on earth a man would be riding a horse on such a busy highway, the next day I saw your story in the newspaper. Over the months I prayed that you would make it to the west coast safely - so congratulaitons on a wonderful accomplishment! Please continue to inspire the young people that you teach and others out there, they are in need of role modeld such as yourself. Again, congraulations! 

Title: Miles J. Dean arrives in California Author: Andre 4/2/08

April 1, 2008 was an extordinary day for African Americans. It was the Day Miles J. Dean and Sankofa arrived at the California African American Museum. This was the final destination of Miles' 6,000 mile joureny. The children had to be in a group of 60-70 cheered and listen to the cermoney of the African Preist. To me as an African American man, I was full of joy and my spirit rose high. I am thankful to my ancestors for putting me in the path of Miles J. Dean and allowing me to be the helping hand to his quest. Thank Miles, Sankofa, Sun and the crew for making history. Peace & Blessing Andre' Alporter 

Title:Sr. Comm. Service Aide for Union County Div. on Aging

Author: Michele Robinson 4/2/08

I was reading the article, and I have to say that I'm very impressed and proud of someone with such courage to do such a historical journey for African Americans and Black Horseman. May god bless and be with you. 

Title: Dear Mr. Dean Author: Shariene 4/2/08

Hello my friend.My name is Sharlene and I am from New Jersey.My class has been learning so much about you and your exciting journey.I learned that it became difficult for you and the horses.What was it like? How did people treat you? It was a pleasure to hear about you.Many others wouldn't even try this journey or they would have quit when it became hard.I would love to hear about the end of your trip and your thoughts. 

Title:How you doing Author: Gabriella  4/2/08

Hi Miles! My name is Gabriella Rodriguez. Im in the Seventh Grade in Sussex Avenue School. I want to know how it feels to travel from place to place with different weathers and just about everything. How DOES it feel? What do you see? What kind of obtsacles do you encounter during your journey? Has anything or anyone tried to stop you? Do you sometimes get so tired that you think you cant go on? Do you ever miss your hometown? 

Title:Tiger says Thank you !! Author: Timeathea Walker  4/2/08

Mr. Dean, I really enjoyed your visit to our church Castle Rock Baptist Church in San Bernardino, California. You inspired both my children in a way that they will never forget. My daughter, Tsereniti, has become inspired to follow in your footsteps. We have been shopping around for horseback riding lessons. My son, Tiger who is blind, also wants to explore the world of horseback riding. Thank you for awakening that new endeavor in them. I'm sure you have done this for multitudes of children all over the world. God bless you, Timeathea 

Title:Their Here... Author: Suzette Hart  4/1/08

Welcome to Los Angeles county AMAAP and team it's smooth sailing from now on....

Title: Good News  Author:Uthman 4/1/08

Dear Mr.Dean, How is it going? I have something to share with you.I went to Flordia with my Boy's Club basketball team. We had lots of fun.We went to Disney World.We played against teams from other countries such as Puerto Rico and Nigeria. A boy from Nigeria gave me a flag of his country.We had a lot of fun .We went to Flordia on a bus and fly back. We arrived at Newark Airport on Sunday 

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