Former Ebony Editor Remembers Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin performed during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. She passed away Thursday at the age of 76. Charles Sykes / Associated Press
Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin performed during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. She passed away Thursday at the age of 76. Charles Sykes / Associated Press

Former Ebony Editor Remembers Aretha Franklin

Soul legend Aretha Franklin passed away Thursday at the age of 76. She was one of the most powerful and respected voices in American music.

Morning Shift talks with longtime Ebony editor Lynn Norment. She interviewed Franklin for a cover story for the magazine in the late nineties.

Interestingly, Norment accompanied the Queen of Soul on a Christmas shopping trip in Chicago where she got to know the star’s personality and idiosyncrasies up close.

GUEST: Lynn Norment, former managing editor of Ebony

LEARN MORE: ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Passes Away At 76 (Ebony 8/16/18)

Aretha Franklin on the covers of Ebony, Jet, Time (Google Images)