can do to improve the state of their communities, explains Smiley.
Unlike SOBU’s of the past, this year Smiley is partnering with MTV for a young scholars forum and will feature a live blogger’s roundtable Webcast, which will not air on C-SPAN. Next week, Smiley will conduct a series of town hall meetings in conjunction with a 10-city book tour sponsored by United Healthcare.
While balancing the book tour, Smiley will also manage America I AM: The African American Imprint on America, which debuted at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, January 15, 2009, the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. This four-year touring museum exhibition, sponsored by Walmart and Exxon/Mobile, celebrates 400 years of African American contributions to America.