A Day of Forgiveness: Remembering Miss Cora Lee
By: Loretta Walker Hawkins
About the Book
A Day of Forgiveness: Remembering Miss Cora Lee chronicles the life of Loretta Walker Hawkins’ Aunt Cora. This biography provides a clear reflection of a black baby girl born with natural musical and singing talents that was complimented by her handsome looks and charming, sensuous, chocolate body.
Miss Cora Lee was born in St. John Colony, Texas on a small homestead. She was the 13th child of 14. This fascinating book highlights Miss Cora’s experiences during segregation and when being black, beautiful, and talented was a curse. Her story is one to inspire, enlighten, and document a moment in black history for a woman making her own way in the musical industry.
About the Author
Loretta Walker Hawkins was born in Austin, Texas. Being the niece of Cora Lee, she is the best qualified to provide testimony to her aunt’s life through her own personal experiences and recollections from Miss Cora Lee. Hawkins is also a motivational speaker, presenter, and has been writing since an early age. She is dedicated to improving her craft and sharing her own life, as well as her family’s historical stories. Hawkins has a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from St. Edwards University where she graduated cum laude in 1998 and was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda-Epsilon Omega Chapter. She later earned her master’s degree in human services and conflict resolution certification.