Freelon-Foster, Dianna

Mrs. Foster was 16 years old when the Meredith March came through Grenada. She was also one of the students who integrated the all-white high school in the city. Ms. Foster was elected as the first African-American and female mayor in the city of Grenada.

Sources:

http://www.crmvet.org/info/grenada.htm

http://www.usm.edu/crdp/html/transcripts/manuscript-neely_jasper.shtml

Dittmer, John. Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi. Urbana, Ill. University of Illinois Press, 1994.