The Atlanta Fisk Club 2003-2014 Coffee Table Book is a 500-page book written by author Linda Smith. It is a pictorial tribute to all involved. It starts with the West African proverb, “Until the lions have their own storyteller, the tale of the lion hunt will always glorify the hunter”. Smith interprets this to mean that each person has history and each person should tell his own. If you do not, someone else may tell it in a way that does not represent you by leaving out information, adding misleading information or deleting information. When a person tells his story, they should present it like the lion, loudly and boldly. Nobody, can tell your story better than YOU.
The setting is in Atlanta, Georgia and covers the time frame that Smith was the president of the Atlanta Fisk Club of the General Alumni Association of Fisk University, Inc. for over a decade period, and Chair of the Southern Region for five years.
The premise of the book is that working together for a common goal (in this case, scholarship and recruitment opportunities for students) yielded amazing results. Each person used his or her unique talents and abilities in conjunction with everyone else’s and the students received an amazing “Fisk Experience” and are now giving back in their own way.