|This week’s Black History Month feature is Roohee Marshall and her book A Generation Found: Precious Pearls of Wisdom. She has been a long term customer, member,
and volunteer of Ypsi Food Coop and resident of Ypsilanti.
Roohee Nur Marshall was born in Natchez, Mississippi, and 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, which is how her book came about.
Roohee started her education in the medical field at University of Southern Mississippi and later continued at Washtenaw Community College. Her career path led her to positions at Providence Hospital and UofM hospital, and eventually to becoming a licensed therapist. She promotes healthy alternatives through her company, Pause for Serenity
, through which she conducts private holistic workshops, mindfulness counseling and wellness retreats focused on solutions to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Recently, she came to realize that one of her life’s missions was to preserve her family’s legacy and the ancestor’s rich experiences about how they overcame challenges through her writing. She conducted and recorded forty interviews with elders from ages 80 to 108. She traveled across the country giving them the opportunity to share their words of wisdom from their unique and profound perspectives as African Americans and people of color. They talked about the ancestors before them whose roots and descendants spread through the globe. All of their account are published in her beautifully colorful and pictorial collection of interviews.
You can see more at www.RooheeMarshall.com
or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for sharing your work with us Roohee!