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Honoring and Celebrating Ms. Bettie Mae Fikes

By April 16, 2022 No Comments

Today we celebrate another trip around the sun for the celebrated icon of the civil rights movement, core member of the SNCC Freedom Singers, aka “the voice of Selma”….Ms. Bettie Mae Fikes. Happy Birthday Ms. Fikes. We are truly honored and blessed to have you as a part of our family.

Bettie Mae Fikes is a powerful, beautiful woman.  She holds Blues audiences in the palm of her well-manicured hand when she takes to the stage and begins to tell each person in that rapt crowd a story.  Yes, she’s a storyteller.  A musical genius of a storyteller.  She’ll weave you into her story with her impromptu lyrics; caress you with that throaty, rich, velvety voice…until you believe you are the only one in the room.  Small in stature, she seems ten feet tall when she’s in the spotlight gazing down at you.  Her voice can vibrate a room until the walls beg for mercy.