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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Radio Host

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black, Puple, Red
Favorite Food:
Salmon
Favorite Time of Year:
Christmas
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Favorite Quote:
I Love You.

Birthplace

Born:
12/20/1949
Birth Location:
Charleston, West Virginia

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Radio Host

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black, Puple, Red
Favorite Food:
Salmon
Favorite Time of Year:
Christmas
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Favorite Quote:
I Love You.

Birthplace

Born:
12/20/1949
Birth Location:
Charleston
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Biography

Radio host Pam Morris was born and raised in West Virginia. She graduated from St. Albans High School and West Virginia State College.

In 1989, Morris was appointed by Mayor Richard M. Daley as an event coordinator for the City of Chicago and as head producer for the Chicago Gospel Music Festival. Morris also created and coordinated Mayor Daley's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Breakfast. She went on to serve as interfaith liaison for the United States House of Representatives in the Second District of Illinois.

In 2000, Morris was hired as a radio personality at WVON-AM in Chicago, where she went on to host "Gospel with Pam Morris." She worked at WWHN 1510-AM and WGCI-AM; and, for seven years, hosted the radio program entitled "The Inspirational Gospel Stroll," on WVAZ-FM. Morris also hosted "Gospel with Pam Morris" on cable television. In addition, she has worked as an international Gospel consultant for The Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy; The Gospel and Soul Easter Festival in Terni, Italy; and The Tree of Life Gospel Event in Durbin, South Africa. She served as a consultant to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and was appointed lead ambassador for the American Heart Association’s Most Powerful Voices Gospel Tour. In 2009, Morris retired as event coordinator for the City of Chicago and founded the nonprofit organization P. Morris & Associates.

Morris has received numerous awards for her work. She was the 2006 Stellar Award recipient for Gospel Radio announcer of the year. She also received the 2010 Who's Who in Black Chicago Award; the 2010 Living Faith Church Lifetime Achievement Legacy Award; the City of Chicago Appreciation Award; the 2012 National Council of Negro Women Media Award; and N'Digo's N'Religion Award. Morris also served on the Grammy Board of Governors of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences - Chicago Chapter.

Morris has recorded two Gospel albums, and is the author of the book Lessons Learned from Aunt Mabel and So Much More.

Pam Morris was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on January 23, 2014.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Pam Morris' interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Pam Morris lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Pam Morris describes her maternal family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Pam Morris talks about her mother, Paskalena Page
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Pam Morris talks about her father, John Brown
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Pam Morris describes being raised by her Aunt Mabel
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Pam Morris describes her likeness to Aunt Mabel
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Pam Morris talks about Aunt Mabel's work as a minister
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Pam Morris describes the Apostolic Free Church of God Church on Redds Hill in St. Albans, West Virginia
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Pam Morris shares her childhood memories
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Pam Morris describes the sights, sounds, and smells of St. Albans, West Virginia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Pam Morris describes growing up on a farm in St. Albans, West Virginia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Pam Morris describes her great grandfather greeting a date with his shotgun
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Pam Morris recalls the music and television of her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Pam Morris describes her school memories
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Pam Morris describes her Uncle Beauford
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Pam Morris describes her church experiences as a child
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Pam Morris describes attending Tackett Creek Elementary School in St. Albans, West Virginia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Pam Morris talks about her childhood activities
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Pam Morris describes Aunt Mabel's reluctance to be active in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Pam Morris describes the magazines she read while growing up
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Pam Morris describes the students at St. Albans High School in St. Albans, West Virginia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Pam Morris talks about being raised in a strict household
  • Tape: 2 Story: 13 - Pam Morris talks about her senior year at St. Albans High School and her decision to attend West Virginia State College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Pam Morris describes working at her grandfather's store
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Pam Morris remembers how she was viewed at St. Albans High School in St. Albans, West Virginia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Pam Morris describes attending West Virginia State College in Institute, West Virginia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Pam Morris talks about attempting to reconnect with her mother
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Pam Morris describes the importance of prayer in her life
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Pam Morris recounts moving to New York to live with her mother
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Pam Morris recalls marrying John Morris in 1969 and having two children
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Pam Morris talks about being a minister's wife and recording an album with her husband
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Pam Morris talks about her church and radio activities in Chicago, Illinois in 1975
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Pam Morris describes the gospel music scene in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Pam Morris talks about working on Charles Sherrell's radio program
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Pam Morris describes the popular gospel shows and performers during the 1970s
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Pam Morris describes the content and sponsors of Charles Sherrell's radio program
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Pam Morris talks about hosting programs and events
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Pam Morris describes how she selected music for the programs she hosted
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Pam Morris remembers Harold Washington's campaign for Mayor of Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Pam Morris describes her radio career in the 1980s
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Pam Morris talks about her relationship with HistoryMaker Juanita Passmore
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Pam Morris remembers visiting Aunt Mabel as an adult
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Pam Morris remembers meeting Mahalia Jackson and Albertina Walker
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Pam Morris talks about the gospel legends she met
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Pam Morris recalls becoming the Special Events Coordinator for the Chicago Gospel Music Festival
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Pam Morris talks about Chicago festivals
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Pam Morris describes her work on the Chicago Gospel Music Festival
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Pam Morris talks about the role of prayer in her life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Pam Morris comments on the political and civic involvement of ministers in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Pam Morris shares the highlights of her twenty-year tenure as Special Events Coordinator of the Chicago Gospel Music Festival.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Pam Morris describes the various genres within gospel music
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Pam Morris defines gospel music
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Pam Morris talks about the business of gospel music
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Pam Morris talks about deciding to leave her position as Special Events Coordinator of the Chicago Gospel Music Festival, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Pam Morris talks about deciding to leave her position as Special Events Coordinator of the Chicago Gospel Music Festival, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Pam Morris recounts the challenges she faced as Special Events Coordinator of the Chicago Gospel Music Festival
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Pam Morris talks about the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Pam Morris describes the life lessons that Aunt Mabel taught her
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Pam Morris talks about her current relationship with her mother
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Pam Morris talks about her children
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Pam Morris talks about her awards
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Pam Morris reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Pam Morris talks about her radio show
  • Tape: 6 Story: 10 - Pam Morris talks about her regrets
  • Tape: 6 Story: 11 - Pam Morris describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 6 Story: 12 - Pam Morris narrates her photographs