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.