Month: December 2018

Gladys Noon Spellman, U. S. Congresswoman

Gladys Noon Spellman, U. S. Congresswoman

Early in her political career, Gladys Noon Spellman was praised by a male colleague… for “thinking like a man.” At first she thought it a compliment. Then she got angry. “I said, ‘Well, I guess today was an off–day for me. Tomorrow I’ll be myself, and do better’.”

Willa Bickham, giving food, clothes and hope for over 50 years

Willa Bickham, giving food, clothes and hope for over 50 years

In the last 50 years there, Willa Bickham, her volunteers and supporters have fed more than one million people from Viva House in Southwest Baltimore. Yet, she feels like she’s the one who benefitted, the one who received beneficence.