Roberto A. Reid, B.A., M.A. The Author was born in Panama City, Republic of Panama and spent his childhood and adolescent years in the Panama of the Gold and Silver Roll of the old Panama Canal Zone. His secondary studies were begun in the well-known National Institute, later transferring to Abel Bravo in the city of Colon.
As with most young people of his day he worked at any honest job even at unpaid tasks like assistant in a dental clinic, and as an auto mechanic and car wash. He moved to Bocas del Toro Province to find his first paying job as a peon in the banana plantations. He was soon promoted to office clerk in the engineering office until destiny moved him to the United States. He completed his university education in New York City with a B.A. in education and ethnic studies. Later he obtained his Masters Degree in Studies in Aging. He has been a pioneer in Afro-American and Afro-Hispanic studies since he entered the University. A poet, he has also been writing novels and articles ever since then.
He repatriated to his native Panama in the early 1990’s and actually lives in Panama City.
Lydia M. Reid, B.A., MLS. Executive Director, author. Mrs. Reid is the co-founder and Executive Director of The Silver People Heritage Foundation.
Her professional experience has included pioneering work in establishing technical library systems. Her specialty has always been Special and Technical libraries and she has always enjoyed working with scientists, researchers, teachers, and students.
The Silver People Heritage Foundation has become a passion and a driving mission for Mrs. Reid.