Author of the highly anticipated books,
A Generation Found and 1,000 Doors to Morocco
Humanitarian, Poet and Author
Roohee Marshall’s Collection
A Generation Found: Precious Pearls of Wisdom
A collection of interviews from the gallant, audacious, high-spirited elders and ancestors who hold the keys to the fountain of infinite, unparalleled knowledge shared in the silent glance radiating from the stillness in their eyes.
For those of us who have been in pain, those who have not been able to reconcile you have given us the 20th century properly. We need a transition that can say we can do better than this. We need that voice the human landscape has always been searching for, that love supreme you bring it back to us.
Dr. Acklyn Lynch
With the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly taking away our elders, Roohee Marshall's A Generation Found: Precious Pearls of Wisdom is a welcome and refreshing tribute to a generation who has survived racial segregation and discrimination , beatings, lynching, police brutality, mass incarceration, crime and drug infested neighborhoods only to come out on top of the world. They are the Everyman hero who refuses to die in the face of a stacked deck of death. How did they do it? These forty interviews with women and men over eighty years old shares their stories of challenges, failures, inspirations, joys and triumphs. From the renowned theatre producer and director Woodie King Jr., Malxom X's publicist A. Peter Bailey, poet and publisher Naomi Long Madgett, photographer Roy Lewis, actress Vinie Burrows to the unassuming 108 year old Jessie Winston, their pearls of wisdom are priceless gifts for succeeding generations. Wrapped and interlaced with brilliant photos, the text is a testament to the ingenuity and resiliency of those who found their way onto a path of light amidst the surrounding darkness of systemic racism. Ms. Marshall has chosen to honor the elders while they are living in a beautiful, memorable book.
Nubia Kai, Ph.D.
Poet, Writer, Activist
Humor, joy, love, wisdom rendezvous on the pages of this amazing tribute to the wealth of beauty embedded in the hearts and minds of our elders. Read if you want to be inspired to reach new personal heights. Read if you need something to still your thinking and calm your soul. Read if you are interested in learning history through the eyes of those who lived it. Read for whatever reason compels you, but do not neglect to read, enjoy, and savor the insights and the spirits of a generation found. This book is a tribute to the best in all of us. I got goosebumps just looking at the beautiful pictures of elder women and men and their words took me over the top.
Daaiyah Saleem, Ph.D.
Albany State University