FAMU Alumnus Inspires Great Writing with Black History Books

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — A Florida A&M University alumnus and Tallahassee resident has written two books to help improve young children’s handwriting while introducing black history and HBCUs.

Ebony Seay’s success landed her a spot on The Kelly Clarkson Show to talk about the popularity of the books. WCTV reporter Brandon Spencer caught up with Seay on Sunday to learn more about his story.

Seay is currently a practicing occupational therapist. She says she wants to do whatever she can to help young students in the community learn to write. She managed to create a way to make it more interesting.

“It’s a multifaceted product that you learn to write, you learn something about history or an HBCU,” Seay said. “You have an image to look at and hopefully it will trigger something that you can possibly review later.”

Seay says her two books, “The HBCU ABCs: Cursive 101” and “The Black History ABCs: Handwriting 101,” have received great reviews and she loves being able to spread black history knowledge.

“It makes me feel really good, like I’m really doing my part. Because there’s a lot of stuff that a lot of people just don’t know,” Seay says. “What I was trying to do was try to bring in people from the past for black history and currently, because black history isn’t just a month, it’s all year.”

Seay’s appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show aired on February 18. She says it’s an experience she will never forget.

“It was fun. It was intense because it was a lot of work. I didn’t know how hard sitting there was, but I loved talking to Kelly,” Seay says.

Being able to showcase his alma mater and insert himself into black history is an achievement that means the world to Seay.

“It’s really huge. It’s kind of mind-blowing because I didn’t start with that intention,” Seay says. “I just wanted to help and it just blew up, and I’m excited about it. But I’ve never seen it so big.

Seay encourages all parents to use her books to help their children’s writing and broaden their education.

“And you don’t have to be a black kid or an African American kid to use these books. Anyone can learn. And while you’re learning how to improve your writing, you can improve a little bit with that little bit of education,” says Seay.

You can find Seay’s two books on Amazon.

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