Charles L. Holley is an Award-winning Toastmasters International Speaker, Author, and Business professional who specializes in Racial Healing. He was born the youngest of seventeen siblings in north Alabama during the civil rights movement. He experienced the sting of segregation and Jim Crow laws as a child and integrated an all-white school in the early 1970s.
Despite severe poverty, extreme low-self esteem, and constant racism, he overcame many challenges to become the first sibling to graduate from college. After marrying his college sweetheart and having two children, tragedy struck with the sudden death of his teenage son. His teenage son went into cardiac arrest while playing basketball at school and died moments later--the result of an unknown heart condition.
While struggling with depression, he penned his first book about the death of his son entitled When Flowers Fade. Since then, he has written several inspirational books with the latest being Black & White: Healing Racial Divide.
Charles earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Biblical Counseling and is trained in Visionary Communication.