Malcolm Cash


Malcolm Cash received his B.A from Oberlin College, and a Master of Fine Arts in English and Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. In July 2005 he published “Sweet Home: A Memoir.” The book is a literary portrait of his family’s North American slave experiences, migration north and life during the Civil Rights Era.

Cash is presently professor of English at Lorain County Community College , and an ordained minister at Full Gospel Ministries ( Lorain , Ohio ). He is embarked upon a vocation of teaching, ministry and writing.  

His teaching and speaking interests center on African & African-American Studies with a focus on literature; religious studies with a focus on social ethics and Martin Luther King, Jr.; creative writing with a focus on non-fiction; multiculturalism and student development; educational leadership for social change; and the Civil Rights/Black Power Movement.

Cash is also a public speaker, educational consultant and mentor to student leaders, writers, and future educators.


Sweet Home: A Memoir (2005)

Cash’s current writing projects include Blues for Martin (essays on MLK) & I Heard The King Preach: Churches of the Civil Rights Movement (Photo-Essay). Future book projects include I Have Called You By Your Name: Thomas Merton’s Writings on the Black Experience (editor); Deep at the Roots of Memory (poems); I Am A Writer, I Am Going to Write (literary essays on Lorraine Hansberry & the arts); Between Freedom & Slavery: Readings from Black Writers of Ohio (editor); Ground Under My Feet: An Educational Journey With Malcolm X & Martin Luther King (creative nonfiction); Christ in Alabama: The Spiritual Poems of Langston Hughes (editor), The Spirit of Rosa: A Meditation on the Civil Rights Movement (essays); A Man of the People: Black Writers on Malcolm X & Martin Luther King (editor); and What A Wonderful World!: A Photo-Story of an African American Girlhood (memoir with his wonderful! 17 year old daughter).