TITLE

When A Rural Lesbian Hijacked A Red Cross Truck, She Won Kudos From Fellow Citizens And Earned The Nation's Attention

AUTHOR(S)
Dahir, Mubarak
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Lesbian News;Oct2005, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the efforts of lesbian Andie Gibbs to force a Red Cross truck to stop in Ovett, Mississippi to unload some food for her fellow residents who were affected by Hurricane Katrina. Failure of Gibbs to get food and aid into the rural community despite her persistence to ask help from the local Red Cross chapter; Reaction of witnesses to her effort to commandeer a Red Cross truck passing through town which apparently had no intention of stopping; Importance of Gibbs' story in focusing the national attention on providing relief to neglected towns and rural areas affected by the hurricane.
ACCESSION #
18592348

 

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