International Civil Rights Walk Of Fame 2014 Ceremony Held

Footprints Of Civil Rights Leaders Placed In Historic Site During Annual Trumpet Awards

Honorees stand in their footprints during the induction ceremony with Trumpet Awards Foundation creator Xernona Clayton
Honorees stand in their footprints during the induction ceremony with Trumpet Awards Foundation creator Xernona Clayton

Footprints of ten new re­vered civil rights icons were added to the In­ternational Civil Rights Walk of Fame during the 2014 Trumpet Awards events. The induction ceremony was held Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, Na­tional Park Service, located at 450 Auburn Avenue in At­lanta. The cold weather al­lowed for the ceremony to be held inside at the Ebenezer Baptist Church. The cere­monial host was Frank Ski with WHUR FM (96.3) Ra­dio in Washington, DC.

The 2014 honorees in this distinguished group include Bishop John Hurst Adams, The Honorable Roy Barnes, Dr. John Carlos, Dr. Tommie Smith, The Honor­able Perry Gladstone Chris­tie (Prime Minister of the Bahamas) , Dr. Norman C. Frances, Harry E. Johnson, Sr., Representative Calvin Smyre, Thomas N. Todd and Rev. Jasper W. Williams, Jr.

The International Civil Rights Walk of Fame was created in 2004 to give recognition to the foot sol­diers of justice who sacri­ficed and struggled to make equality a reality for all. This extraordinary display has be­come one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city of Atlanta and has enriched the heritage of the civil rights movement.

The International Civil Rights Walk of Fame, now in its tenth year, is spon­sored by the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc., and was created and designed by Xe­rnona Clayton, founder and executive producer of the legendary Trumpet Awards. Ms. Clayton states, “This walk of fame tells a phenom­enal story about the legacy of this nation. It is a permanent testimony to those who have dedicated themselves to prog­ress of our people and to this nation. ”


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