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Author Roohee Marshall Book Launch and Book signing for “A Generation Found: Precious Pearls of Wisdom on October 18, 1:00p.m. at Charles Wright Museum
October 18 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDTFree
Author Roohee Marshall’s Book Launch of “A GENERATION FOUND: Precious Pearls of Wisdom” on October 18 at Charles Wright Museum
Contact: Adrienne D. Warren, Publicist, (313) 614-3288
On Sunday, October 18, author Roohee Marshall’s first official book launch and book signing of “A Generation Found: Precious Pearls of Wisdom” will be held in the Charles H. Wright Museum’s Latimer Outdoor Café, 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In 2018, Roohee Marshall began on her journey to write a book honoring her elders and ancestors, and many other prized elders to recognize the value of their wisdom and she gave them the much needed voice to share with other generations. Roohee started traveling around the country conducting interviews about the unique lives of 40 African Americans and people of color, the sung and the unsung.
This year, she published “A Generation Found: Precious Pearls of Wisdom,” a colorful, pictorial book which is a collection of her interviews with elders between the age of 80 to 108 who answered questions about love, raising a family, what has sustained them, challenges, accomplishments, and a precious pearl of wisdom. The book also contains some coveted historical pictures, and a current portrait taken by Roohee. Featured in the book are several famous elders who are known nationally.
One of the renowned elders featured in her book is A. Peter Bailey, an American journalist, author, and lecturer who commented about Roohee Marshall’s book. “One of my favorite songs is ‘Precious Memories’, especially as sung by Aretha Franklin and James Cleveland. It is those kind of memories provided by Roohee Marshall’s inspirational book, “A Generation Found: Precious Pearls of Wisdom.” I highly recommend it as a valuable gift to young black folk.”
Roohee’s Natchez, Mississippi birthplace is a very significant part of the book because of its rich history dating back to slavery. Roohee treasures the sense of community and the beauty of the simplicity in life growing up there. She came from a very loving, spiritual, kind and close family that taught her discipline, pride, health consciousness, and the importance of living a purpose-filled life.
“I believe each time an elder shares their wisdom, innermost thoughts, feelings, and aspirations, it is then transferred into a universal circle of love and compassion for all who are suffering, all who are afraid, all who have survived, as well as all who have transitioned. We are then connected to the light of truth proclaiming our divine birth rights that remain deeply ingrained to share with the world,” said author Roohee Marshall.
Many years ago, Roohee moved from Natchez and continued her studies attending the University of Southern Mississippi, then she travelled to several cities for work and continued her education at colleges in Ann Arbor. Her career path lead her to the medical field where she was trained at the Institute for Medical Service, Inc. in Atlanta and she continued to work in that field for 30 years at several different hospitals including Providence Hospital and University of Michigan Hospital. Roohee became a licensed therapist, and she has 17 years of experience in this field providing services for hundreds of clients. Throughout her life, Roohee promotes healthy alternatives, while advocating, teaching and keeping a balanced state of mind. In 2004, she founded her company, Pause for Serenity. As a therapist, facilitator, and coordinator of many holistic events, Roohee conducts private workshops and counseling, as well as wellness retreats focusing on solutions to living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Qasim Basir is a director, filmmaker and writer, and his films include “MOOZ-lum,” “Destined,” and “A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.” Here’s what he said about Roohee Marshall’s book. “This is a potent and compelling account of the elders who have collectively endured thousands of years of experience. I remember the knowledge the elders used to give when I was younger. It didn’t sink in then, and as such, I wasn’t as prone to seek it out. But now that I know its value, I am thrilled to have an entire book of it, superbly told within the pages of ‘A Generation Found: Precious Pearls of Wisdom.’”
For further information or to order books, go to www.RooheeMarshall.com, or call (734) 249-9984, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.