Juanita Floyd & Sara Berry with SUMMER OF 1969

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 4:30pm

It was the summer of 1969, and things were about to change in the life of Cozett Juanita Gambrel. Integration of public schools had begun, and she would be the only black child in her new class. Her wise mother spent the summer laying the foundation of strength and love which would be needed to face the changes. "Bring forth the heart of a child, dear Lord," her mother prayed each night for she knew the pure heart of a child did not see race but only love and friendship. This endearing story is based on the real life account of Juanita Gambrel Floyd. The lessons contained within these pages are for all people, no matter the race, no matter the age.

About the Authors
JUANITA G. FLOYD is Vice-President of Finance and Administration for CREATE Foundation and is a popular inspirational speaker and columnist. Juanita is a graduate of Northeast Mississippi Community College and The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor s Degree in Accounting. She is the proud parent of three wonderful children, Tyler, Taylor and Tyra and one grandson, Andrew.

SARA W. BERRY is a wife, a mother, an author, a speaker, and a teacher. She is a graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. She is married to Dr. Mont Berry and is mother to seven incredible children and two wonderful sons-in-law, Katie and Owen, Ellie and Drew, Joseph, Troy, Joshua, Sally, and Charlie.

Event address: 

111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655