Going Back to Africa

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Going Back to Africa

In the summer of 2017, The Orchard Street Press published Scott Gregory’s travel journal, GOING BACK TO AFRICA.  In the summer of 2016, Scott Gregory took a ‘trip of a lifetime’ to Africa. In many ways it was an adventure more than fifty years in the making, deriving from his boyhood experience, a lifelong passion and sense of curiosity, and an abiding sense of pride in his heritage.


Having completed a very successful and creative career as a teacher, a career in which he touched the lives of thousands of children, Mr. Gregory took the opportunity to travel to Africa to see for himself the animals that had so interested him all his years, among them, the leopard that had become not only his own personal favorite but the favorite of his students as well.


That he took this journey is a great satisfaction to him. That he took the time to write about it in this journal is our good fortune. Going Back to Africa engages us from the beginning with its sense of excitement, wonder, and the ever-present voice and wit of its author.


scott d gregory photoScott D. Gregory is a retired school teacher who was born in Canton, Ohio. His family moved to nearby Massillon where he attended Perry High School. He then attended The College of Wooster in Ohio where he earned a B.A. in Social Welfare. He then earned an M.Ed. at Kent State University. He taught half a year in Oberlin, Ohio and then went on to teach for thirty-five years in Wooster, working primarily with students at the intermediate elementary level. Since retiring, Mr. Gregory spends his time on various projects as well as reading, writing, traveling, and working with the Wooster/Orrville NAACP. He lives in Wooster.


As Mr. Gregory say of Going Back to Africa, “writing a journal helped me relive all of my encounters and adventures. Rereading it brings it back over and over again. I am so glad that I went and especially that I documented it in a journal.


Going Back to Africa is available for $13.50 (which includes mailing costs) from The Orchard Street Press; P.O. Box 280; Gates Mills, Ohio 44040.