New memoir captures memories of civil rights movement

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Norris Kenney Allen Sr.’s ‘Excuse Me’ depicts events, impact of movement

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“I want to inspire others by letting them know that an ordinary person can accomplish extraordinary things,” Allen writes.

Author Norris Kenney Allen Sr. presents a lifetime of memories from his personal life and his involvement with the civil rights movement – including his encounters with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s wife, Coretta Scott King – in his new memoir, “Excuse Me: Extraordinary Journey of my Life” (published by AuthorHouse).

“Allen documents his most memorable moments from childhood to adulthood, detailing his careers as an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and civil rights activist. The book also honors his mother, who once saved his life by walking out in front of an oncoming car, placing her hand on the hood and saying to the driver, “Excuse me.”

Allen became involved with the civil rights movement at the age of 13. He participated in parades and rallies, and canvassed neighborhoods for the cause. He was also given the exciting opportunity to serve on the security team for Coretta Scott King, and was present on the opening day of the King Center in Atlanta.

“I want to inspire others by letting them know that an ordinary person can accomplish extraordinary things,” Allen writes.

Throughout his story, Allen reflects on the impact Jesus Christ has made on him. He recalls specific events where he felt Christ’s presence and details how his faith saw him through the most difficult moments of his life.

“Excuse Me”
By Norris Kenney Allen Sr.
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 286 pages | ISBN 9781496957559
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 286 pages | ISBN 9781496957566
E-Book | 286 pages | ISBN 9781496957573
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Norris Kenney Allen Sr. lives and writes in Rome, Georgia.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. For more information or to publish a book, visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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