12:52pm

Mon October 26, 2009
WVAS Local

Five Ala women selected for hall of fame

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - Five Alabama women, including Judson
College artist-in-residence Billie Jean Young, will be inducted
into the Southern Rural Black Women's Hall of Fame next month.
Young founded and directed the Drama Project-Child Abuse
Project, which uses improvisational drama to help women and
children identify and respond to abuse.
Carrie Johnson of Choctaw County, who spent more than six
decades as an advocate for civil and human rights, is also among
the inductees.
The other nominees from Alabama - Gwendolyn Patton, Earnestine
Edwards-Williams and Arzula Johnson - are also civil rights
advocates. Patton, who worked with the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference in her college years, established one of the
first civil rights archives in the U.S. at Trenholm State Technical
College.
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Information from: The Tuscaloosa News,
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com