Habiba Tramel born and raised in Rochester, NY and moved to Memphis, TN in April of 2006 after retiring from a General Motors plant with 30 years under her belt. She then got custody of her four grandchildren who are now 25, 21, and 19-year-old twins. Three are back in Rochester, but the 21-year-old is here with her in Memphis. She joined LSP along with Sam McDaniel and Iris Love-Scott under similar circumstances. She found the work to be quite rewarding and a learning experience as a born and raised Northerner. She is a member of several organizations, one being Inward Journey where she serves as an elder on the tribal council. This is another important organization in Memphis that helps make people aware of injustices and prejudices in the city. She is learning and still adjusting to Southerners and Southern living and customs. She is always asked why she moved south if she has no relatives here, and her answer is “for my grandchildren and because it’s hot!”.
“Until the color of your skin is the target, you will never understand” Angela Davis