The Max Reddick Experience

With his Oscar in one hand and “Mama Wade” in the other, Academy Award winner Isaac Hayes came home to Memphis Tuesday evening, April 11, 1972. At his side throughout the offical welcoming ceremonies was Mrs. Rushia Wade, the grandmother to whom Hayes, 29, attributes his latest, and all other achievements. A crowd estimated at 1,000 screaming admirers filled Memphis Metropolitan Airport to greet Hayes who won the Oscar for the best song, “Theme from Shaft”. In his acceptance in Hollywood the previous night, Hayes thanked his grandmother for “keeping me on the paths of righteousness” and said that the Oscar was an 80th birthday present for her.
Image and commentary via Robert’s Black Heritage Page.

With his Oscar in one hand and “Mama Wade” in the other, Academy Award winner Isaac Hayes came home to Memphis Tuesday evening, April 11, 1972. At his side throughout the offical welcoming ceremonies was Mrs. Rushia Wade, the grandmother to whom Hayes, 29, attributes his latest, and all other achievements. A crowd estimated at 1,000 screaming admirers filled Memphis Metropolitan Airport to greet Hayes who won the Oscar for the best song, “Theme from Shaft”. In his acceptance in Hollywood the previous night, Hayes thanked his grandmother for “keeping me on the paths of righteousness” and said that the Oscar was an 80th birthday present for her.

Image and commentary via Robert’s Black Heritage Page.

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