“A Tribute to President Barack H. Obama: Your Story Inspired Our Story” book launch & reception set for February 29

January 26, 2024

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Presidential Book Committee comprised of six local sponsoring organizations

The Presidential Book Committee, comprised of six local sponsoring organizations, will host a book launch and reception for the release of “A Tribute to President Barack H. Obama: Your Story Inspired Our Story” on Thursday, February 29 from 6-8 p.m. in the Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Road.

The event will feature remarks from local leaders and community activists including the first African American Southfield City Councilmember Barbara Talley who served on the Presidential Book Committee, retired Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Denise Langford Morris and others. The Book was sponsored by: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ®-Pi Tau Omega Chapter; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc-Southfield Alumnae Chapter; the National Congress of Black Women of Oakland County; The Empowerment Church; Southfield-Lathrup Village Optimist Club, Inc; and the Western International Optimist Club.

The “Tribute to President Barack Obama” honors the former president, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and one of the most influential figures in political history for his historical service as the first African American President of the United States of America. Readers will learn a brief history of the six organizations in southeast Michigan that spearheaded the tribute effort, as well as personal stories from individuals within these organizations. Through this tribute comes hope that all individuals, no matter race or creed, can aspire to the highest positions in government and can accomplish what they set out to achieve.

Attorney Dorothy J. Dean facilitated the production of this book as the official Project Manager and Editor. She is also a contributor to The Drum Major Beat: The Audacity to Make a Difference, a publication that marked the 30th anniversary of the Southfield Task Force and tells the story of Michigan's first documented Peace Walk in celebration of the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Additional book sponsors include the Southfield Dr. Martin Luther King Task Force, UAW International Executive Board, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Sigma Delta Lambda Chapter, Barbara P. Seldon, All-4-Fitness, ELE-Wealth Management, ELE-Peagler LLC, and Primerica.

For more information, call Presidential Book Committee Project Manager & Editor Dorothy Dean, Esq. at (248) 790-0531 or Cheryl Thames, Secretary & Past-President Optimist Club of Southfield-Lathrup Village at (248) 506-5118.