Im proud of this beautiful black strong woman in this photo who is my grandmother Lela Williams ❤
Use code: HISTORY20 for 20% off your total purchase until 2.28.19 ❤
My beautiful Nana, so strong, a beautiful soul, 13 kids. I don't know how she did it but she was a super woman. I feel so blessed to be her granddaughter. After she passed I learned she was apart of the Reverse Freedom Rides. My nana was a reverse freedom rider, one of the first black families to get on that bus...she was apart of history and if it wasn't for her getting on that bus I probably wouldn't even be here today ❤ Such a great woman she was and I wish she was still here today to see her beautiful family, and beautiful grandchildren that she has..she has so many she would of been so proud of us ❤
Lela Mae Williams, 36, of Huttig, Ark., and seven of her nine children on arrival in Hyannis, Mass., May 23, 1962. Mrs. Williams said she had been told she would find work in Hyannis as a domestic, babysitter, or laundress, and be able to support her seven sons and two daughters.
The Williams family from Arkansas stayed in the North, too. "It was the right thing to do. I thank my mother," said Gloria Williams, who lives in Boston now, within walking distance of her mother and siblings, but was a teenager when her family got off the bus in Hyannis. Her mother, Lela Mae Williams, then 36, brought her nine youngest children from the small town of Huttig, Ark. in May and then sent for her older children Gloria and Betty. All received bus fare from the Little Rock segregationist citizens council. "I didn't know what they were doing," Williams said. "I was terribly young. But my mother decided she was going to make a better life for her children. And she did.
#blackhistory #modestgirlz #modestwomen #supportblackbusiness #blackhistorymonth #reversefreedomriders #freedomriders #blackmelanin