Theressa Hoover in-person and virtual event

Theressa Hoover, Fayetteville’s Most Famous Black Female Leader

Thursday, October 26, 2023  |  7 p.m.

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave.
Springdale, AR 72764
Admission: free

Janet Allured, Ph.D., will present Theressa Hoover, Fayetteville’s Most Famous Black Female Leader at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 26, at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History as part of the museum’s Not Strictly History series. Hoover, a Fayetteville native, was CEO of the United Methodist Women from 1968 to 1990 and the highest-level female African-American executive in any mainline denomination in the country. Hoover’s family were members of St. James Methodist Church in Fayetteville.

Her many accomplishments include being the only woman for whom a Methodist church has been named (Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church in Little Rock). In the early 2000s, she moved back to Fayetteville to be with family after spending years in New York City (the site of the church’s headquarters). When she died in 2013, leading Methodists from all over the world attended her funeral held at Mount Sequoyah United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, the last church where she was active.

Register here to view the online lecture.

This in-person event is also available for viewing live online. Please note this free online event is limited to 100 participants. Registration is required. After you register, you will receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link to join the event.

The presentation is sponsored by KUAF 91.3 Public Radio.

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