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Sephira Bailey Shuttlesworth Co-author – The Passions of Our Culture Sephira Bailey Shuttlesworth is a former elementary school principal with more than 30 years of experience. Sephira, along with two of her siblings, integrated the school system of their county in 1966. While still in high school, she enrolled at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. It took her less than three years to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. It was in 1986 when she met the civil rights icon Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and remained friends for over 20 years. They later married in a candle-lit ceremony at the church he founded in Cincinnati, Ohio. The couple returned to Birmingham, Alabama, after her husband suffered a stroke in the fall of 2007 until his death. In her current role, she is dedicated to preserving his legacy as one of the three giants of the civil rights movement, along with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Ralph Abernathy.

Sephira Bailey Shuttlesworth

Sephira Bailey Shuttlesworth
Co-author - The Passions of Our Culture

Sephira Bailey Shuttlesworth is a former elementary school principal with more than 30 years of experience. Sephira, along with two of her siblings, integrated the school system of their county in 1966.

While still in high school, she enrolled at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. It took her less than three years to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.

It was in 1986 when she met the civil rights icon Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and remained friends for over 20 years. They later married in a candle-lit ceremony at the church he founded in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The couple returned to Birmingham, Alabama, after her husband suffered a stroke in the fall of 2007 until his death. In her current role, she is dedicated to preserving his legacy as one of the three giants of the civil rights movement, along with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Ralph Abernathy.

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The Passion of Our Culture: Curated by Prosperity Publications

The Passion of Our Culture” is an anthology conceived of love, respect, and appreciation for black culture. Prosperity Publications has compiled an anthology containing fiction and non-fiction stories by a wide range of authors, including NBA legend George Gervin and the late President of 100 Black Men Thomas Dortch as well as other notables.

The anthology offers a distinct perspective from each author presented in this literary work, which offers a glimpse at both fiction and non-fiction works. We have found ourselves asking, “Are we better off today than we were before?” as we navigate the 21st century. “Are all the sacrifices made in the last century for naught?”

The foreword is written by James Pickens Jr., who has entertained millions both on stage and television in the award-winning series “Grey’s Anatomy.”

It was written in honor of our ancestors, who were our civil rights heroes. This anthology showcases fiction as well as nonfiction to illustrate the uniqueness that exists among us. As we find ourselves on the cusp of the erasure and rewriting of our culture in contemporary times, this anthology is not only a celebration of the beauty of our culture but also a link to our history.

Several trailblazers and heroes of the civil rights movement are presented in the anthology, many of whom often defied death to demand and espouse change. “Write the vision and make it plain,” as the book of Habakkuk states. This book seeks to entertain, educate, and enlighten all of us as we journey together to embrace the passion of our culture.”


Anthology participants:

Foreword by James Picket, Jr. of Grey’s Anatomy
Thomas Dortch, President of the 100 black men of America
Nevil Shed, Former NBA Player
Michael Booker, NFL Player
Toschia Moffett
Dr. Loren D. Alves
Earl Blanche, Jr.
George Gervin
Rhonda Lawson
Chef Jerome Brown
Norma Bradford
Lamont Lowery
Chef Jerome Brown
Jeffrey Gunter
Claude Williams
George Miller
Frederick Williams
JW Sanders
Margaret Richardson
David Floyd
Sephira Shuttlesworth
Cary Clack