Marguerite Henderson Way

 96th Street and 30th Avenue


To her East Elmhurst community, Marguerite Henderson was larger than life. Everyone looked up to her, as the big sister and mother figure at home and around the neighborhood. Marguerite’s nature as a caretaker translated over to her work with the First Baptist Church food pantry, assuring that families and homeless in the area were fed.

Hassan Pore is one of Marguerite’s younger brothers, who speaks here about the life his sister lived and the interactions she had with those she cared deeply about.

Interview with Hassan Pore (brother of Marguerite)
Read the full transcript.


Audio story and text by Asar John

Photos provided by Hassan Pore

Music: “Carmel” by freeSFX