Civil Rights Icon, Mamie Zwadie King-Chalmers Involved in Auto Accident @lasuria83

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    September 15,2018

    Mamie Zwadie King-Chalmers, icon from the Civil Rights Movement, involved in vehicle/city bus accident.
     She is undergoing treatment at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan .

    Mrs. Chalmers was the passenger in her private vehicle which was totaled on impact when the city bus ran through red light. Striking the vehicle on the driver's side
    .Her driver, Fe Bay Landy, is being evaluated an recovering after the accident.

    Mamie King-Chalmers, is the infamous figure of the girl in the image of the police hitting protesters with fire hoses. She suffered attacks of police brutality, police dogs. Mamie was always targeted by The Public Safety Chief Eugene "Bull" Connors who was a self proclaimed racist. She was jailed on several occasions one time she spent five days in jail under horrible conditions. On Friday May 3, 1963, Bull Connors spotted Mamie and sent the dogs after her. She ran across the street to a doctors office seeking shelter from the vicious dogs, she was cornered. Bull Connors order the Fire Department "to turn the hoses on the niggers so they won't have to take a bath." So they began to hose Mamie,while she was pinned to the wall and alone.Several children made attempts to help her but they weren't successful.Two unidentified young men reached Mamie and used their bodies as shields to absorb some of the water pressure.

    Many children used their bodies as targets and distractions to help Mamie and the young men.The water pressure was so hard it was like bricks were being hurled at their heads and bodies.Due to the pressure of the water from the hoses, Mamie is now deaf in her right ear.
    For more information :Contact Lasuria Kandi Allman at 909-264-0878

    Mrs King-Chalmers speaking to children at Houston'Children's Museum

















    Among her many recognitions and awards, Mrs. King-Chalmers is the recipient of the 2016 Living Legend Award given by President Obama


    Mrs. King-Chalmers has been entered into her first history book,  Beads on a String-America's Racially Intertwined Biographical History
     America's only multi-racial history book that celebrates the contributions of All Americans. Regardless of race/ethnicity.

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