• Edie Black Memorial

    Mar 26, 2022, 2:00 PM US/Pacific

Memorial Created By
Fred Goff

Edie Black

January 16, 1942 - March 20, 2019

Edie's memorial has been re-scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on March 26, 2022, at St. John's Presbyterian Church, at 2727 College Ave. in Berkeley. Memorial events which had been planned in 2020 were postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This GatheringUs memorial website was created to celebrate the...  see more

Edith Douglas Black, who practiced a love of nature, a life of the spirit, and a commitment to social justice, died on March 20, 2019 of pancreatic cancer.   In 1964, Edie’s faith led her to volunteering in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee’s Mississippi Freedom Summer Project teaching children in a Freedom School in Mileston, Mississippi.  The following summer she helped register voters in Natchez. She later was involved...  see more
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  • Janis Lewin
    • Janis Lewin
      Janis Lewin Fred, I did not know Edie, tho we did meet. Love and tenderness shimmer in the photos, and in your words. Sweetness, too. I hope your memories of joyful times and deep love continue to give you strength and smiles.
      Abrazos, Janis
      • March 26, 2022
  • Fred  Goff
  • Fred  Goff
  • Fred  Goff
    Edie with students at Freedom School in Mileston, MS summer of 1964. Young man in lower right, Eddie Carthan, was later elected first Black mayor in the Mississippi Delta since Reconstruction. (c) Matt Herron
  • Fred  Goff
    Edie and Fred at a friend's wedding in 2002
  • Fred  Goff
    Edie with some of her Freedom School students in Mileston, MS, summer of 1964. (c) Matt Herron, from Mississippi Eyes, p.35.
  • St. John's Berkeley