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After marriage, widowhood, three children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, this dreamer is living her lifelong dream.

Background Information

Born in Detroit MI July 8, 1928 to William and Grace Melissa Sprague. Raised by these strong black parents through the Depression, WWII, and the Race Riot of 1943. As related in her childhood memoir entitled, "Pieces from Life's Crazy Quilt," the major influences in the author's life were her parents, a supportive church, and a host of friends and neighbors. She was surrounded by adults who dedicated their lives to improving the future for their children, and for African-American children everywhere. The debt owed to these mentors is truly inmeasurable.

Birth Place
Detroit, MI USA

Past National Vice-President of Blacks in Government
Board Member of Friends of the Southfield Library-Southfield MI.
Winner of the 2002 African Americans Authors Helping Authors Nonfiction Book Award.
Winner of scholarship to the The Cranbrook Writers Conference in year 2000.

Additional Information

Coming Attractions: "Pieces from the Crazy Quilt," was self-published in the year 2000. In February of 2002, author signed a two book contract with The University of Nebraska Press. A cloth-bound version of "Pieces" will be in book stores April 1, 2003.

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