Street Dedication Honors Civil Rights Foot Soldier
Norman Wooding Junior is known for his good works in Birmingham’s Powderly community. The 91 year old is being immortalized with a street dedication. Wooding is a former Sunday school teacher and deacon at Greater Saint John Missionary Baptist Church. He’s been a member since 1932. Wooding also spent decades hosting the gospel hour radio show on WJLD. The new street sign in his honor is located at 2100 Francis Avenue SouthWest. District seven President Pro-Tempore Jay Roberson says Wooding’s bravery goes beyond the Powderly neighborhood. Wooding served our country in World War II and the civil rights movement volunteering as a driver for Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth. For more information go to www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org or WATCH THE VIDEO.