Foster, Hazel

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.