Pulse of the Community

Written by admin   // November 3, 2011   // 0 Comments

Question of the week: “On Monday, October 31, 2011 a street naming dedication ceremony was held in honor of Mattiebelle Woods the “First Lady of the Black Press.”

What are some of your last memories of Mattiebelle Woods?”

Photos and question by Yvonne Kemp

Jestene McCord: “I will always remember how she loved to dance and how she brought excitement to any gathering. She is very much missed!”

Wanda J. Montgomery: “I remember her vitality, her youthful spirit and her willingness to volunteer even to the end. She was an icon for this era.”

Reuben Harpole: “My greatest memories are that she never minded telling the stories of Alpha Phi Alpha Beautillion that gave our brightest young men their start in life.”

Mac Weddle: “One of my last memories of Mattiebelle was the two of us dancing at the Metropolitan Hall. We were the only two on the dance floor. It was a coin-dance. She had this beautiful red dress on and I had on a red suit. Boy did we get the compliments.”

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