Theressa Hoover was Fayetteville’s most famous Black female leader

How one Fayetteville Methodist empowered women

Theressa Hoover

The leadership of the United Methodist Church ministries throughout the 1940s, '50s and '60s was not all male, white and/or conservative. Among the most impactful leaders the denomination had was Theressa Hoover, a Black woman from Arkansas who was fiercely feminist, in favor of birth control, supportive of abortion and...