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. ”