Daughter of Civil Rights Leader, James L. Bevel, Has Authored Her First Book
Atlanta, GA, July 14, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Daughter of Civil Rights Leader, James L. Bevel, has written her first book:
"Regaining the Power to Rise and the Strength to Stand Ways of Holistic Health & Wellness"
Ami Ra Bevel, the 31 year old daughter of civil rights activist James L. Bevel (October 19,1936 - December 19, 2008), has authored her first book. The book is entitled: "Regaining the Power to Rise & the Strength to Stand: Ways of Holistic Health & Wellness." Available July, 15, 2014. This book is a call for forward movement towards holistic order that is in alignment with nature. She voyages into the effects of slavery and exploitation and also highlights the reasons for the weakness and levels of sickness that prevents the development of holistic living order. This is a bold telling that controversially challenges injustice and encourages freedom and liberation. This book discusses and provides solutions that help and encourage the reader to counteract the state of sickness that is amongst us in these times. This is a comprehensive book of healing that will engage not only the mind, but, also the Spirit.
Ami Ra Bevel is a Healing Cuisine Specialist, Holistic Life Coach, Social Scientist and a Community Organizer. She is the founder of the Safi Maisha Foundation NFP, a not-for-profit organization incorporated in Chicago, IL, in 2014. The purpose of the Safi Maisha Foundation NFP, is the application of spirituality through holistic living. Ami Bevel currently resides in the Atlanta, GA area. Her organization, The Safi Maisha Foundation NFP, is preparing to launch several major projects that relate to health and wellness, holistic education and community development.
Her father, James L. Bevel, was a leader of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. He is the former Director of Direct Action and the former Director of Nonviolent Education of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He is noted to have initiated, strategized, directed, and developed the 1963 Birmingham Children's Crusade, the 1965 Selma Voting Rights Movement, and the 1966 Chicago Open Housing Movement.
James Bevel is also historically noted for calling and initially organizing the 1963 March on Washington and initiating and strategizing the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches. An upcoming American drama film, Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay, that is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights Marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams and Martin L. King, is scheduled to be released January 9, 2015.
Prior to his time with SCLC, Bevel worked with the Nashville Student Movement. He participated in the 1960 Nashville Lunch-Counter Sit-Ins. He is also known to have directed the 1961 Open Theater Movement. He had a direct role in the 1961 Freedom Rides, the Mississippi Voting Rights Movement as well as the Anti-Vietnam War Movement. Finally, he was a co-initiator of the 1995 Day of Atonement/Million Man March.
A signed copy of "Regaining the Power to Rise and the Strength to Stand: Ways of Holistic Health and Wellness" is available for purchase at the Safi Maisha Foundation website www.safimaisha.org. The book will also be available for purchase at Amazon.com. Copies of the book may also be available at your local bookstores and libraries.