Rev. Horace Sheffield III embraces the friction of movement

CEO of Detroit Association of Black Organizations turns his attention to activism in the next generation

Rev. Horace L. Sheffield III was born in Detroit during the Civil Rights and Labor Movement. The legacy of his father, Horace L. Sheffield Jr., who was the president of the Negro American Labor Council (NALC), helped shape and expose him to a great model of servant leadership and prophetic societal challenge. With this foundation, social activism has driven many of his efforts to help move change in the Black community.

Rev. Sheffield is the CEO of The Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO), where he leads and builds the Detroit community by developing the skills, abilities, and resources that organizations and communities need to be sustainable in this fast-changing world. The organization’s primary purpose is to impact and enrich lives across Detroit. Under Rev. Sheffield, DABO has had many successful initiatives, including COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, blood pressure management, hosting leadership training, HIV prevention, community development, and much more… Read More