Delano Lewis, former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, rose from segregation-era Kansas to prominence in government, business, and the not-for-profit world. His memoir, “It All Begins with Self,” affirms his belief in family, education, hard work, perseverance, mentors and supporters. His career includes top positions at National Public Radio and the Peace Corps. As a full time law student, working 44 hours a week at the renowned Menninger Clinic to support his family, Delano was tapped for the new Honors Program at Robert F. Kennedy’s Department of Justice. His whirlwind initiation exposed him to espionage and criminal cases, and whetted his appetite for government service.