Mavis Staples On Civil Rights Movement And Still Performing At 75
Mavis Staples of the legendary Staple Singers got her start as a teenager in the 50s in her family’s band. In the 60s, the Staple Singers, led the by the patriarch Roebuck “Pops” Staples, become well-known as a voice of the Civil Rights movement. Mavis Staples is performing at Wingate University this evening. Morning Edition host Marshall Terry caught up with her before the show, and asked her about her memories of the Civil Rights era.