Tuesday, August 28, 2007

"Women in Black" Sustain Protest in Memphis

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 4:00 AM

It's straight-up noon on a hot Memphis Wednesday and Pamela McFarland is the first to arrive at the front steps of First Congregational Church in Cooper-Young. Dressed in black, she has come here to join the Women in Black vigil almost every Wednesday since the invasion of Iraq. "Because," she says, "it is something I can do."

The Rev. Cheryl Cornish, First Congregational's pastor, rests several black foam boards against the base of one of the church's columns. As Julia Hicks, the church's director of missions, sets up a conga drum, more women arrive. Some they know; some are strangers, here for the first time ...

Read the rest of Linda Raiteri's article on the Women in Black.

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