Pocahontas Gertler


Pocahontas Gertler, MEd, LHD, born in the Deep South, got her primary and secondary education in Georgia and Florida, and graduated from National College with a BA in Sociology. She later went on to earn her Masters Degree from Chestnut Hill College.

As a student, she helped integrate a college in a segregated environment. She has been a social worker, a chaplain's assistant in the United States Air Force, a trained singer of classical music, a mother, a lecturer, a teacher, an entrepreneur and an author.

Now retired and living in Northern Arizona, Pocahontas and her husband Gene have devoted much of their time to volunteer work on two Indian reservations in Arizona. In 2102 Pocahontas received an honorary doctorate degree from Northcentral University for a lifetime of achievement and contribution to the community.

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While I Run This Race
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,080. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A memoir by Pocahontas Gertler This African-Native American woman, born in the deep South during the Depression era, chronicles her courageous journey into the 21st Century. This is her story of persistence and triumph, of loss and struggle, of love and transcendence. It will heal, inspire, encourage and touch deep places in your heart.

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