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Leanna Hicks: Journalist, Community Worker, Youth Director, Historian, Library Activist and Humanitarian

Mrs. Hicks has spent much of the past 20 to 40 years on the improvement of our local libraries and preservation of local history. Through her service over (40 years) as current vice-president (president emeritus) of the Inkster Historical Commission, she has overseen hundreds of acquisitions and improvements in our library and historical collections. She is also the founder of The Friends of the Inkster Library, a 20 year old Inkster Library support group. She has also held positions with the Wayne County Federation Library and the Wayne County Library Commission.

Leanna holds degrees in Journalism and Social Science from the Eastern Michigan University and Wayne State University.

She has received countless humanitarian awards from institutions such as the YWCA, Girl Scouts of America, Veterans groups, NAACP, Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, City of Inkster Parks and Recreation and Inkster Christians in Action, just to name a few. Numerous tributes and awards from Nation, State, County and cities of Inkster and Detroit have been received.

Mrs. Hicks has been actively involved in her church for the past 50 years, the Springhill Missionary Baptist Church.