The Voices of Wisdom™ with Mrs. Geraldine Hollis, Mr. Joseph Jackson, Jr. and guest speaker, Bernard N. Lee, Jr. was hosted September 6, 2018 at 8 PM-EST Call-In: 646-595-3993 or Listen Online: www.blogtalkradio.com/gumboforthesoul to archived show.

About Our Guest: Bernard N. Lee, Jr. is the oldest son of a career veteran of the US Army. He traveled throughout the United States and Europe during his childhood. The places he traveled, the people he met, and the stories he remembers are shared in his memoir series; “A Look Back in Time: Memoir of a Military Kid in the Fifties – Volumes 1 & 2.”

Bernie attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., joined the Army ROTC Program, obtained a private pilot’s license, a regular army commission, and retired as a Captain from the Army Reserves. Upon graduating, Bernie joined AT&T in New Jersey, where he worked until his retirement in 2003. Bernie also taught classes at Somerset VoTech and led a group called PACE, preparing high school students for STEM programs in college.

Bernie is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI); Georgia Writer’s Association; Atlanta African American Book Festival, Books By Brats, Writers Helping Writers, and Indie Author Writers’ groups.

Bernie is also a member of the Nuremberg Alumni Association and the “How Big Is Your Dream Foundation (HBIYD?!)”.

Bernie resides in Conyers, Georgia, with Edwina (his wife of forty-two wonderful years), where he teaches “Summer Reading Classes based upon his two books, and Chess for Advanced and Beginning students.” The author is currently writing Book 3 in the series. 

About Mrs. Geraldine Hollis and Mr. Joseph Jackson, Jr. , moderators of the program. Mrs. Geraldine Hollis and Mr. Joseph Jackson Jr. were members of the famous Tougaloo Nine, the group which staged the first sit-ins of public institutions in Mississippi. The sit-ins occurred at the Carnegie Library in Jackson, March 27, 1961. Mrs. Hollis hosts the Voices of Wisdom™ podcast on the Tribe Family Channel network.

Voices of Wisdom is named so, to keep the voice of Rachel Berry alive through our platform. She created the group Voices of Wisdom because everyone knows something that someone else needs to know.

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