Brown was born in Kingston, Jamaica on June 7, 1930 and came to Canada in 1951.
Her parents and grandparents spoke English, French, German, and Creole; however, her father forbade her from speaking anything but the King’s English. Her short story, “The First Christmas,” was published in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the city’s largest newspaper, when Lewis was nine. Lewis.com; Jari Honora, “The Twinkling Smiles of Ora Mae Lewis’ Twinkle Magazine,” Sister Mary Anthony Scally, R. M., Negro Catholic Writers (1900-1943) A Bio-Bibliography, degree in education from Western Michigan University. In 1996 Kilpatrick was elected to Congress from Michigan’s 13th Congressional District.
Carolyn Jean Cheeks was born on June 25, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan. There she became the first African American woman to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. Congresswoman Kilpatrick is now serving in her sixth term.
She is also the first African American member of Congress to sit on the United States Air Force Academy Board which oversees the program of the U. On December 6, 2006 she was unanimously elected Chairperson of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Meanwhile, Harris, an Episcopalian, was a volunteer at her church and in local jails and prisons.
In 1960 she joined the activist Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia.