Elderism #86

October 22nd, 2010

“Everybody wants to know, ‘How old are you?’ And of course, I am happy to tell them that I am as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth.”

-97 year-old A.M.E. Logan, in an article in Mississippi’s Jackson Advocate. An assiduous recruiter for the NAACP who has been called the “mother of the Jackson civil rights movement,”  Logan has an interesting day job and professional distinction: she may be the country’s oldest Avon Lady.