We are experiencing a worldwide civil rights regression that is visible across all media and communication platforms. From current events to social conversation, the frustration is audible, and it remains clear that there is no resolution in sight.
Each day we play audience to a polarized political climate where CNN and Fox News are reporting the same thing in different voices, and as many are tuned in, as many tune out. A result of all this disparity left the opportunity to produce a most unlikely candidate as the most powerful man in the world, who in the aftermath of our most hopeful president, Obama, might actually have the power to bring change.
It has become more important than ever to examine the heroes of the past, and leaders of the present; to find common ground to build a path towards a more unified future.
Lincoln Trumps All is a three-volume book series that examines the life and works of Abraham Lincoln, a president who won without a single vote from the south. A man as revered as he was hated, much like our current president, Donald Trump.
Lincoln was able to achieve the unthinkable; as he is the man who after thousands of years, abolished slavery. Trump is now the one with the position and the power, in a much similarly polarized political climate, to achieve the unity of Africa.
The three-book series covers history, personal experiences of the author who immigrated to the U.S. on the Einstein Visa from Nigeria. It is also a deep exploration into past, present and future race relations with a common goal and blueprint towards building a unified Africa and marking the end of 400 years of slavery.
This book has been described as a " Thesis with epic for portions."
About the Author
Growing up in the ﬁlm industry, following his family's passion for ﬁlm, Jeta started directing a TV Show, Teeny Boppers as a teenager, and produced and directed his ﬁrst ﬁlm, Glamor Boyz at the age of 21.
Amata's ﬁlm The Amazing Grace, which won the Best West African Film Award in the 2006 Screen Nations Awards UK, holds the honor of being the ﬁrst Nigerian ﬁlm that with a western release, and ﬁrst on Netﬂix.
Black November a ﬁlm starring Academy Award winner Kim Basinger and Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke premiered at the United Nations during the General Assembly in 2012 and was also screened at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. where the ﬁlm inspired the sponsoring of a bi-partisan resolution on the Niger Delta of Nigeria, H.CON.RES.121.
Amata had screenings of his documentary Into the Delta, on the situation of the Niger Delta, shown in nine universities in the U.S. including NYU, George Washington University, UCLA and Cornell.
Amata who was conferred as a Goodwill Ambassador to Haiti in 2013 by President Michel Joseph Martelly, was also a consultant to the U.S. State Department on Conﬂict Resolution, where he came up with a project to minimize the possibility of mass violence in the Niger Delta. His entire life's work has been dedicated towards creating contents for change.
Amata grandfather, Ifoghale Amata was one of the ﬁrst Africans in Hollywood, he co-wrote and starred in Africa's ﬁrst feature length ﬁlm in 1956 titled, Freedom. The ﬁlm was made as a way of resolving political conﬂicts in Africa's 1950s.
Twenty-two years ago, Amata started working with a group of people whose goal was the unity of Africa, and since then nothing has mattered more. While Amata came into the United States on an Einstein Visa to work in Hollywood, Amata has been working on the unity of Africa.
Jeta Amata lives in Los Angeles with his partner Vanessa and their infant son Kessiena, and Jeta's 10 year old daughter, Edhereveno.