Deputy Chief Leroy Stover’s first book “Birmingham’s First Black In Blue” is a descent into the depths of racism by way of hardship, struggle, and ultimate redemption.

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New book “Birmingham’s First Black In Blue” from Page Publishing author Deputy Chief Leroy Stover is a vivid window into the pain of which the human soul can endure and triumph over. This first-person memoir traces the often difficult path that Leroy Stover had to take to make it from a farm in rural Alabama to his position as the pioneering first black police officer on the City of Birmingham's force.

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The message is overcoming racism with love and fairness.

Leroy Stover, retired Deputy Chief of Police of Birmingham, AL, has complete his first book “Birmingham’s First Black In Blue”: a gripping and potent true story that shares the turbulent times of a man who carried the heaviest burden but was never crushed by it.

On how to describe the book and its message, author Leroy Stover says, “The book describes the experiences of one black man who grew up in a segregated racial society and because of social changes was thrust into a close knit racist white “Good Old Boys” police department whose claim to fame was the subjugation of blacks, and black males in particular, by intimidation which included beatings, false arrests, and even killing, all in the name of the so-called law which was aimed at keeping the blacks segregated and in their place: that of a second class citizen. The message is overcoming racism with love and fairness.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Deputy Chief Leroy Stover’s poignant tale is both reflective and insightful. This work leaves no stone unturned as it examines the failures and successes of a resilient soul.

“Birmingham’s First Black In Blue” should be required reading for all Americans. This first-person memoir traces the often-difficult path that Leroy Stover had to take to make it from a farm in rural Alabama to his position as the pioneering first black police officer on the City of Birmingham's force. Yes, that Birmingham, of the Bull Connor fame. Readers remember the news clips of German Shepherd dogs biting peaceful marchers and fire hoses flattening innocent bystanders. They will shake their heads in disbelief as they read about the treatment Stover received during his first days and weeks on the force. Readers also will learn about what a huge difference a police officer can make in a community as they trace the arc of Stover's career. The Civil Rights Era in America needs to be continually studied and discussed as we make progress towards becoming a truly equitable society. “Birmingham’s First Black in Blue” makes a vital contribution to this discussion as an authentic and fascinating first-person history.

Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase “Birmingham’s First Black In Blue” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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