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Living Hope presents: Author:Charletta Tibbs

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Charletta Tibbs was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, IL by her two parents who were jazz musicians. She resides in the Hyde Park area just two blocks down from President Barak Obama’s house. More information listed under extras. She served as judge of Elections in her ward for several years. She was featured in the New York Times with the then U. S. Senator Barak Obama on Election Day, November 2008. Charletta Tibbs is a retired nurse, an accomplished vocalist, and a former member of the Rainbow Coalition Push Choir, founded by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Ms Tibbs is a divorcé and has two sons, Marcus and Tyrone Book Summary, Play Betty, Play The reason for publishing this book, ‘Play Betty Play,’ is to give tribute to my mother. She was an extremely talented musician. She was a strong African- American woman whose devotion to her music was namely her ‘breath of air’. I believe this story will relate to all ages. It tells about the struggles as well as the accomplishments she received. The challenges she faced while performing a so called male instrument in a male-dominated field. Finally, I want to show what positive impact music can have on and individual’s life. Betty Overton was an accomplished jazz bassist and performed in variously places around the Chicago area. She also performed many background sessions with Ms. Ella Jenkins at the PBS television station in Chicago.