The Most Extraordinary Black Woman...

Type 
Magazine Article
Year 
1977
Creator(s) 
Container 
Pages 
140
Month or quarter 
August
Doc # 
1FH05.01
Abstract 

In this feature of Ebony Magazine, then-Senator Julian Bond and then-executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) pay tribue to prominent civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer and Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.  Regarding Hamer, Bond outlined her upbringing in Mississippi and her subsequent important work within the Civil Rights Movement.  Throughout the course of her life, Hamer led what Bond described as a very personal battle against white oppression of African Americans in the South.  On the other hand, Hooks commemorated the life of noted Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, whom he met through his involvement in her church.  Hooks recalled memories of his close friendship with Jackson, with whom he shared a religious faith and, for a short while, a business.  He commended Jackson's sincerity and kindness as an individual.

Additional information 

Document Description: one-page photocopy of article; located in PLT Archive folder "Fannie Lou Hamer Misc".

Rights 
No copy available. Please contact us to make an appointment to visit the Project on Lived Theology paper archive.