For four decades Dr. Spruill served as a community-based scholar and activist without institutional affiliation. Over the past quarter century he has been the municipal historian for Mount Vernon, New York. He was the first African American to serve in that capacity in Westchester County and the state of New York. Dr. Spruill conducted groundbreaking research on the Africana presence in colonial and early Westchester County and the Town of Eastchester, New York. His scholarly research led to his engagement as the primary historian for the development and official organization of the County’s African American Historic Trail. In 2002 he was honored for his work as the County’s inaugural “Trailblazer In History.” As a community-based scholar he has amassed numerous copyrighted manuscripts pending publication. These manuscripts range in topics from history, photography, fiction, poetry, and theology. You are welcome to read them and comment on the website’s blog.




The following book covers are publications available for purchase at this website.

Mount Vernon, published by Image of America, Arcadia Press.

Mount Vernon Revisited, published by Image of America, Arcadia Press.

A Time To Remember, The History of the African American Community in Mount Vernon, New York.,
published by Afro-American Workshop, Westchester County, New York.

When The Train Came, published by the National Parks Service.

Woman of Eternity, (A Scriptural Biography of Mary of Bethany), published by Destiny Image, Shippensburg, Pa.

Little African Girls, published by Market Place Press, Palm Coast, Fla.

Little African Boys, published by Market Place Press, Palm Coast, Fla.

The Seven Days of Kwanza: Celebrating African-American Heritage and Hope,
published by Market Place Press, Palm Coast, Fla.


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