Janice Ferebee, MSW * AKA Mobil Mammagram Unit * Mississippi Health Project II, Oct. 4–6, 2021
  • “I was born and raised in Mound Bayou, Mississippi. I am proud of this historic, all-Black town (oldest and largest Black town founded by former enslaved people in 1887) that protected, shielded, and nurtured me. I was raised by a village and afforded opportunities and privileges not typical of a Black child growing up in Mississippi in the late thirties and forties. It was a safe haven. Our lives were enriched by outside influences such as renown orators who spoke at our celebrations. I remember as a small child attending a clinic on hygiene and health. We were given a demonstration on bathing and grooming using a rubber doll and provided with toothbrushes and toothpaste. I am certain I have applied some of these techniques to myself, my children, and my grandchildren, as these are essential life skills. I have come to learn that the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Mississippi Health Project provided this service. My brother, Milburn (deceased), also received dental care. I cannot attest to the services my other siblings may have received. I consider this a blessing and I remain grateful. Thank you to AKA MHP I.”

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Janice Ferebee, MSW

Janice Ferebee, MSW

Janice Ferebee, MSW, a native New Yorker now living in Washington, DC, is an internationally recognized speaker, author, global female empowerment expert.