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Shaune Bordere | 20 comments This discussion will explore the journalistic triumphs of New Orleans desegregation journalist Ora M. Lewis who lived from 1918 to 2005.


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Shaune Bordere | 20 comments I am honored to share that a novel entitled Action Words: Journey of a Journalist on Ora M. Lewis is now in publication.


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Shaune Bordere | 20 comments Visit http://www.OraMLewis.com to learn more about the celebrated journalist.


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Shaune Bordere | 20 comments Action Words: Journey of a Journalist the novel is inspired by a planned film on desegregation journalist Ora M. Lewis.


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Shaune Bordere | 20 comments We welcome you all to share your thoughts and memories of early desegregation. Visit https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... for access to the all new novel on Ora M. Lewis.



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Shaune Bordere | 20 comments In the new novel Action Words: Journey of a Journalist, Ora M. Lewis dreams of one day bringing an end to segregation in the city of New Orleans. She defies all odds to become a respected journalist at the age of 17. Ora confronts the Jim Crow segregationist mayor of New Orleans and inspires the people with her courage. http://amzn.to/2l4jPZU


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Shaune Bordere | 20 comments Ora M. Lewis was a prolific New Orleans desegregation journalist. A major feature film is planned for production on her life from 1918 to 1940. The film will be one of the first to highlight the triumphs of a journalist during early desegregation. http://www.OraMLewis.com


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Belle | 4 comments We're very proud of Action Words: Journey of a Journalist the novel.


message 9: by Shaune (new)

Shaune Bordere | 20 comments The paperback edition of my novel Action Words: Journey of a Journey of a Journalist on Ora M. Lewis has now been released. Visit http://amzn.to/2l4jPZU to review book.


message 10: by Belle (new)

Belle | 4 comments Action Words: Journey of a Journalist is the first novel written on the life and work of Ora M. Lewis and we hope that it's the first of many.


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Shaune Bordere | 20 comments It is wonderful to celebrate Black History Month with the release of my novel Action Words: Journey of a Journalist after focusing heavily on the production of a major film on Ora M. Lewis for the past five years.


message 12: by Belle (new)

Belle | 4 comments The novel will hopefully be the first of many on Ora Lewis. We've anticipated the film for years, and it's very special to now have a small part of the story in publication.


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Shaune Bordere | 20 comments Ora M. Lewis was one of the few desegregation journalists who was able to advocate for desegregation in the City of New Orleans as early as 1938. As a result of her courage, the city was desegregated in October 1938 during a national event. Race screens were removed, buses were desegregated and the people celebrated in harmony during the event. Ora would go on to lead the desegregation of New Orleans and its school systems in the 1950’s as a journalist and educator. She led voting rights campaigns and protests and she actively worked to improve the segregated New Orleans public school system. Many people in New Orleans remember her for her meaningful writing and her relentless activism. She ultimately authored a novel entitled SEEDS In The Wind that chronicled the history of Louisiana and its connection to West Africa. Visit http://www.OraMLewis.com to learn more about her. For Action Words: Journey of a Journalist visit http://amzn.to/2ksddRn and http://bit.ly/2kkAg2D.


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Shaune Bordere | 20 comments In my new novel Action Words: Journey of a Journalist Ora M. Lewis earns the respect of US Senator Huey P. Long for intervening in a Jim Crow attack in New Orleans. Senator Long welcomes Ora to the state capitol and encourages her to fight segregation. Together with the Editor of her newspaper, she works to rid the city of racist violence. Visit http://amzn.to/2ksddRn and http://bit.ly/2kkAg2D to take a look inside of the novel.


message 15: by Belle (new)

Belle | 4 comments There's a great deal more in store for the story of Ora M. Lewis.


message 16: by Shaune (last edited Feb 22, 2017 10:49PM) (new)

Shaune Bordere | 20 comments I am so proud to have been able to release my desegregation novel Action Words: Journey of a Journalist at the outset of Black History Month on February 1st. When I began writing a major film on the life and work of desegregation journalist Ora M. Lewis 5 years ago, I never imagined that I would discover her connection to so many key milestones in the history of the City of New Orleans. I began to uncover a wealth of information on her influence as a journalist and activist so early on from the 1930's to the 1950's. She was a trailblazer with an unmistakable gift. She led her own movement and put herself in harm's way without compromising the safety or integrity of others. The novel is a symbolic illustration of so much work that she did for the people. She was a voting rights activist and she fought unceasingly for equality in education. Discover her methodology of highly effective leadership and engage in dialogue on her life with us.


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message 18: by Shaune (new)

Shaune Bordere | 20 comments Please listen to my iHeart Radio interview on Sunday, March 5th. I will answer compelling questions about Action Words: Journey of a Journalist Action Words: Journey of a Journalist and Ora M. Lewis for a New Orleans, Louisiana audience. The interview will be available in a streaming format soon.


message 19: by Shaune (last edited Mar 06, 2017 07:54PM) (new)

Shaune Bordere | 20 comments Enjoy my iHeart Radio Interview On Hal Clark's WYLD Sunday Journal. In the interview I share insight on Action Words Journey of a Journalist and Ora M. Lewis. The novel is a tribute to the people of New Orleans and its rich history.


message 20: by Shaune (last edited Mar 08, 2017 08:21AM) (new)

Shaune Bordere | 20 comments I invite you all to attend an Action Words: Journey of a Journalist book signing this Friday, March 10th from 6PM until 8PM. It will be held at the Community Book Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. I'd be glad to meet you there.


message 21: by Shaune (new)

Shaune Bordere | 20 comments We celebrate what would have been the 99th birthday of desegregation journalist Ora M. Lewis on March 29th. She lived from March 1918 until September 2005. Discover her contributions to early desegregation in Action Words: Journey of a Journalist.


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