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ORAL HISTORY

Shelia Grier


Bethel AME Church

Shelia Grier, born in Manhattan in 1951, grew up in the small community of Rosedale, Alabama. She joined Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church at the age of twelve. She still remembers the Sunday she was baptized there in 1963.

Grier was the assistant manager of the Vestavia Hills High School cafeteria in Birmingham, Alabama from 1983 to 2013. Now retired, she works at the Lee Community Center in Rosedale. She continues to be an active member of Bethel A.M.E. and enjoys cooking for fellowship events at the church.

Date of interview:
2019-10-14

Interviewer:
Michelle Little

Photographer:
Cary Norton

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