Pier 2 Peer: The Sometimes Gritty, Always Great Lesser told Stories of San Francisco. In this episode Marcy interviews Edward Hatter, grandson of Enola D. Maxwell.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi called her “the backbone of a community.” When he first arrived in San Francisco, Rev. Cecil Williams made a point of meeting this woman first. And she had the ear of Mayor George Moscone. We’re speaking of none other than Enola D. Maxwell.
The former executive director of the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, Enola Maxwell made her mark on San Francisco. She cut her teeth in activism in the Great Freeway Revolt of the 50s and ultimately became the first woman African American minister in San Francisco, preaching from the Olivet Presbyterian Church on the Hill.