Paula Meseroll

September 27, 2010 - 10:54pm
Singer Flossie Turner Lewis tells about overcoming poverty, illiteracy and racism in the South.

Flossie Turner Lewis started earning a living when she was just two years old. Dressed up in a satin evening gown, an up-do hairstyle and lots of makeup, she earned a spot singing and performing in carnival and minstrel shows with her family. She was dubbed "Little Hot Mama."