Hazel Foster

PDFPrintE-mail

Tippah - Tippah - People/Persons

Hazel Foster ran a beauty shop and the Foster Funeral Home in Ripley and was a member of the NAACP. She applied for notary public status but was denied on the grounds that "she is far above average in inteligence (sic) and of the sort that can be a real problem in our society." Foster was on the board of directors of Zinj Enterprises, a general merchandise store in Holly Springs.

Sources:

Associated Press. "Another Negro Church Burns."Hattiesburg American. 31 October 1964.

Files of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission.
www.mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents/er/sovcom/

McKee, Don. "Oberlin College Crowd at Ripley." Associated Press, 22 December 1964.

"The Shootings at Kent State University: Thirty Years Later." The Journal of Blacks in
Higher Education. 2000.

Veazey, Walter K. "Hundreds of Miles From Home OC Students Keep Yule Promise."The
Chronicle-Telegram, 26 December 1964.

People/Persons

Phillip Lafayette Gibbs

Phillip Lafayette Gibbs, born in Ripley, Tippah County, MS in 1948, was killed by police during ...

Hazel Foster

Hazel Foster ran a beauty shop and the Foster Funeral Home in Ripley and was a member of the NAA...

Places

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

The Antioch Missionary Baptist Church outside Blue Mountain was burned on October 30, 1964, a fe...

Organizations

Research Needed

Currently, there are no organizations associated with this county. ...

Events

Freedom Vote

(1964) Tippah County participated in the November 1964 "Freedom Vote"when state democratic party...