Tina Turner Graces the Cover of German Vogue
Haywood County's most famous native Anna Mae Bullock, known worldwide as Tina Turner, is the oldest woman to grace the cover of Vogue Magazine. Turner, who turned 73 in November, is featured on the cover of the April 2013 issue of German Vogue. According to the magazine's interview, Turner talks about her hometown of Nutbush and the Flagg Grove School project. "We are so excited that Ms. Turner mentions her involvement with the Flagg Grove School project," said West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center Director Sonia Outlaw-Clark. "She speaks of the beauty of the farmland around Nutbush and remembers walking to Flagg Grove School with her sister and classmates." The school's restoration project began in June 2012 when the school was donated and moved to the Delta Heritage Center. According to Clark, the project could take up to three years to complete. Once completed, the school will highlight African-American early education and the legacy of students who attended there. The school was built in 1889 on land donated by Benjamin Flagg, Turner's great-uncle, making Flagg Grove school not only the school she attended but a part of her family's legacy. Turner's involvement with the project will include memorabilia and displays once the building has been restored.
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