Interview with Venice Writer/Mother D. W. Knowles

By Rex Butters

Beachhead: What women have been most influential in your life?

Knowles: My ancestors. My ancestors came out of the piny woods in Macon, Mississippi. They came here to California in the early forties and bought land here in the Baldwin Hills area, and the Venice area, and the Santa Monica/Palisades area. Those women, those are my idols. If you could see where they came from and what they acquired, how they preserved themselves in life. They were beautiful, they were generous, they were kind, they were strong. Those are my idols, I hope I’m doing them right.

Posted: Thu - March 1, 2007 at 01:24 PM