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