"The Remarkable Life of John W. Barfield"
Starting From Scratch
John W. Barfield is a rags to riches success story. This epic mem0ir tells how the work ethic and spiritual principles his family used to better themselves in the Alabama cotton fields, Pennsylvania coal mines and Michigan auto plants made him a consummate entreprenuer.
Mr. Barfield's journey illuminates the economic progress and social transformation that created modern America. It also shows the importance of providing greater fairness and more opportunity for the young people who will shape the 21st century.
Starting From Scratch is the most inspirational read of the year!
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This is a story that needed to be told. John Barfield is a role model for all entreprenuers. Whether you are in business or not, John's story will inspire and encourage you.
Tom Monaghan, Founder of Domino's Pizza
In pure entrepreneurial fashion, John Barfield knocked down doors that should've never been closed. How? By dreaming bigger than his circumstances; believing bolder than his obstacles; and aspiring higher than his surroundings. This paragon of excellence knew there was a special mark that only he could inscribe, and each of us would do well to learn from his example.
Dennis Kimbro, author, "The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires"
John Barfield's story is a wonderful rendition of the American Dream. An essential read for anyone interested in the story of America's greatness!"
Lloyd A. Jacobs, M.D., President Emeritus, University of Toledo
The PBS Video Documentary
A Public Television Documentary by CRW Worldwide, LLC
Clara Wilkerson, Executive Producer / Anthony Neely, Asst. Producer
Starting From Scratch: The remarkable life of John W. Barfield, a one hour national PBS documentary based on the autobiography of legendary African American entreprenuer John W. Barfield will personalize the modern history of African-American business development with all of its amazing triumphs and at times heart breaking obstacles. John Barfield's inspirational story, with its emphasis on family, faith and timeless values suggests that wealth creation and community reinvestment are possible under any circumstances.
Starting From Scratch: The remarkable life of John W. Barfield, scheduled to premiere early 2015, will appeal to anyone interested in America's social history, its impact on the development of black businesses, the economic progress of African American business development and points the way to greater advances in the 21st century.
Executive Producer and International award-winning filmmaker Clara Wilkerson, founder and CEO of Washington, D.C. based CRW Worldwide LLC, will produce the documentary. Wilkerson has 30 years experience in broadcast television. She has created programs that have aired on the Discovery Channel, PBS, CBS, ABC and NBC affiliates. Ms. Wilkerson also has had excerpts from her programs appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show.