Mama Harris


During the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s there were no kindergarten before you started school. At least not in Blackshear O.L. Price School system. We were blessed to have Mama Harris. That is where you went to get early learning before you went to 1st grade. We were blessed cause Mama Harris cared about us and our future and knew how important education was. Also Mama Harris did not take any mess from kids or parents. Back before seat belt law I remember she would have 6 or 8 kids in her car running errands. Fortunately now that as I look back or unfortunately I thought at that time , she was also a member of our church and work with the youth. I remember to this day and its as clear as if it happen yesterday that  she made me stand in front of church at a youth program and sing “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible told me so.” I was terrified and ask my mom if I had to do it . Well you know what the answer was or I would not be telling this story. Thank God we had people like Mama Harris in our neighborhood that cared enough about us to make a difference… The Harris – Ross Head Start Center is named after Mama Harris and Mrs. Ross.