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CENTER FOR POPULAR MUSIC                                98-035

Sister Ola Mae Terrell

February 11, 1999

Two (2) black & white prints of Sister Ola Mae Terrell, at age 87, in Conyers, Georgia. Sister Terrell, seated in a wheel chair, is playing guitar as other people in the nursing home support her guitar and look on.

Sister Terrell is a guitar-playing evangelist, not unlike Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who recorded six sides for Columbia Recording Co. in 1953. Long thought dead and with no biographical details known, Sister Terrell was located by CPM staff Bruce Nemerov in January 1999. His biographical skecth of her is published (with these photos) in Blues and Rhythm--The Gospel Truth magazine, issue number 141.

Photos are filed under "Terrell" in the Center biographic iconographic file.