NEW ORLEANS-- On Tuesday at Melba's, former First Lady of New Orleans, Sybil Haydel Morial signed copies of her book, "Witness To Change: From Jim Crow to Political Empowerment."
Moria's the wife of Ernest "Dutch" Morial. The Convention Center is named after him. He was the first African-American Mayor of New Orleans.
Sybil and Ernest's son Marc Morial became Mayor of New Orleans as well.
Ms. Morial says this book is about New Orleans and African-American History as well as her memories.
"I would get up and put my stories that I remembered on the computer. Pretty soon I had 15 stories and I thought I have a book. I want to tell these stories to my children and grandchildren. It took me six years to write, so it is a labor of love. I was healing myself as I wrote," she said.