Best-selling author, St. Charles West alumnus, first African-American to receive key to the city

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Monday night was a loop time for Joseph Luckett. The St. Charles native is a 2003 St. Charles West High School alumnus. Dozens of people came to the high school Monday to honor Luckett in recognition of his receipt of a key to the town of St. Charles. .

“The key to the city of St. Charles is the key to the future, the key to success, and it is actually the key to all the hearts of the people who make up this great city,” said the mayor of the city. City of St. Charles, Dan Borgmeyer. .

Luckett was given the key before the event, but the event was held to recognize his success and celebrate the accomplishment. The St. Charles County Historical Society hosted the event and exhibited artifacts to show the growing history of St. Charles and African Americans in the city and county.

Honor is historic. It is the first time that a black person has received a key to the city since he was 250 years old.

“Two hundred and fifty years. A lot has changed during this time, ”said Luckett. “It puts me in a position of influence, and I think the influence is used for the benefit of everyone.”

Borgmeyer met Joseph Luckett at his book signing event.

Luckett’s book, “Zero to 100,” became a bestseller.

“It’s a business networking book that brings the first, if not the only, business approach to the world, it’s also the first, if not the only, business networking book in the world to bring an inclusive and universal. , it became the number one international bestseller within the first 43 hours of its launch in four different countries, ”said Luckett.

Luckett said he was adopted as a child and had been enrolled in special education classes his entire life.

“Just because you might have dropped out of school doesn’t mean you will in life,” he said.

“From where he started to where he is now, it’s a little miracle,” said Carol Luckett, Joseph’s wife. “He keeps getting reward after reward and that’s really because he just helps people and connects them and helps grow their business.”

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