Amazing Grace on a Friday Afternoon
If you have ever had the pleasure of working with Dr. A. Grace Lee Mims, then you probably understand why some people may assume that the “A.” in her name is for Amazing. On Friday, July 18, 2014, however, I discovered during an oral history interview that the “A.” is for Alberta, after her mother, Mrs. Alberta Edwards Lee. Dr. Mims is an Alabama native, alumna of Hampton University and Case Western Reserve University, and former librarian at Cleveland’s Glenville High School. She is an award-winning educator, radio personality, arts advocate, and my former voice teacher at the Cleveland Music School Settlement. No wonder people think she is amazing!