Lois Fernandez's Recollection: Part One
Long-time activist and cultural worker Lois Fernandez shares favorite memories of South Philadelphia (1930s-present) describing a vibrant neighborhood where "we were all poor together." She recalls her schooling, travels and her political education. Fernandez grew up helping her mother, one of the first African American committeewomen in South Philly. She recalls years on picket lines, learning "if you take a stand, be willing to take the risk" and what it was like being in the vanguard, standing up for self-determination and equity. Best known as one of the co-founders of the long-running and beloved ODUNDE festival, Lois Fernandez shares favorite memories from a life well-lived. From audio interviews recorded and edited by Debora Kodish. Introduction by Dr. Caroliese Frink-Reed. Foreword by Oshunbumi Fernandez.