May 5, 2021

The Talk: A Conversation Between a Black Father and His Son


Many will never know what it’s like for black fathers to have The Talk

When a black father and his son sit down to talk, deep, and often difficult, stories flow between them. The hope and pride that a father feels when he looks at his son teeters on the edge of his fears about the world and his need to prepare his son for life’s toughest moments.

From racism to police brutality, Michael A. Woodward, Jr.’s The Talk: Conversations Between A Black Father And His Son offers a glimpse into the conversations that connect the souls of black fathers and their sons, ultimately leading to stronger young men and safer, more vibrant communities.

Michael Woodward

The Talk: A Conversation Between a Black Father and His Son

Michael A. Woodward, Jr. is a former elementary teacher from Miami, FL who earned his bachelor's degree at Florida A&M University (FAMU) and a master's degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Currently, he is working on his PhD in Education at Barry University.

When Michael isn't typing away on his tablet, you can find somewhere near a beach in search of a beautiful sunrise, working on his antique muscle car or nestled on the couch with his family watching Jeopardy.