Travel with the Williams family from 1949 on, as they fight for a better life in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Relive the styles, places, music, culture, and rich history of the most powerful city in America, through the eyes of the Black experience.
The family’s story as told by Max’s grandson Mujahid Muhammad-Williams is a true testament to the perseverance of the African American family amidst the many challenges to survive in America.
This book “The Maryland Boys” is a fiction novel based upon real lives lived. May the African American culture of the DMV finally be understood and respected properly.
Calvin Ruffin II is a native of the Washington, DC metro area. He is a graduate of Norfolk State University with a BS in Mass Communication/Journalism. Mr. Ruffin is a Director, writer, filmmaker, videographer, and activist. He is the author of “The Maryland Boys” a new groundbreaking novel (Ruffin2productions, LLC 2014). His film experience includes working for Industry Directors like Spike Lee (Bamboozled, 2000, name in credits) Brett Ratner (The Family Man, 2000) John Singleton (Shaft, 2000) Bad Boy Records (video “Notorious”, 2000). Mr. Ruffin blazed the independent film trail in the 1990’s with film shorts “Real Life Story” shot on the streets of NE, DC along with the “The Things We Go Through” shot on the streets of Norfolk Virginia.
Ruffin formed his production company Ruffin2productions in 1990. The company has blossomed into a complete multimedia establishment having created The DCDrama Magazine its independent Journalism arm, 11 street Books for publishing, No Budget Films for independent film shorts and Madinah Records for its music arm. Mr. Ruffin is currently a contributing writer for the underground power blog “The Wandering Eyes”. For more about Calvin Ruffin II log onto ruffin2productionsllc.com.
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