Tavis Smiley a Huge Success

By Emily RSS Wed, October 18, 2006
Yesterday afternoon, radio and talk show host Tavis Smiley spoke with teens as part of the Free Library's Field Family Teen Author Series. It was a rousing lecture -- in addition to discussing his newest book, What I Know For Sure , Smiley talked about his personal history and philosophies on how to overcome challenges and hardship. He tried to instill a sense of possibility in his young audience members, offering tips on self-respect, empowerment, and leadership from the examples of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Mahatma Gandhi.

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