Natchez African American Museum Salutes

Thelma Wallace Williams

Thelma Wallace Williams, daughter of Marguerite and Dr. William Wallace, retired from teaching in New York and moved into her grandmother’s home in Natchez, where she started an enrichment program for African American young people.

She headquartered her program across St Catherine Street in the Angelety House, where she created a gallery for exhibits and operated the Mostly African Market to raise funds to support the program. She also became the guardian of her family’s cultural history.

William Wallace, brother of Thelma Williams, enjoys a snack with childhood friend Geraldine Nelson.




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