D. Tyler Davis, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, is an African-American educator, author, and playwright. He’s done extensive research on black youth and has run various workshops in the urban domain. His master’s thesis, The Need and Justification for All-Black Male Academies, looked at different strategies to increase self esteem and self efficacy in black boys. Although previously an author with six books under a different name, the Black History for Beginners’ series is Davis’ first historical, non-fiction prose. It is his ardent belief that people of color have been underrepresented and mischaracterized through traditional historical lenses because most history has been written from a Eurocentric perspective. Such a perspective is not a true representation, thus this series which takes snapshot of history, regurgitating it for a better understanding that encompasses the whole society.