Mamie Brown Mason

Mamie Brown Mason was one of the two founders of the African American Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights Choir, which was launched in 1959 by Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth to serve as the musical voice of the Movement in Birmingham and to sing at the many mass meetings that were being held in churches in the city during the height of the Movement. She was also a “foot soldier” during the Birmingham campaign; she participated in demonstrations in the city in the 1960s and went to jail. She and her sister also hosted two of the Freedom Riders who stayed overnight in Birmingham after their bus had been burned in Anniston.