Logan, A.M.E.

Mrs. Logan housed and fed many civil rights workers and was a founding member of Woman Power Unlimited. As the official hospitality person for the NAACP, she greeted and provided rides for many civil rights workers and coordinated meals for Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., among others. Her house was the headquarters for the 1961 Jackson Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) organizational efforts that included James Bevel, Rev. R.M. Richman, James Lafayette, and John Ross. Recently, SCLC referred to Mrs. Logan as “the mother of the Jackson civil rights movement.”

Sources:

“Civil Rights Driving Tour of Hinds County”produced by the Associated Press, Tougaloo College, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and the Mississippi Development Authority (Tourism Division).