The 2011 Trumpet Awards promises to be another smash hit on the Atlanta entertainment scene with a banner group of honorees slated to receive the 2011 esteemed Trumpet Award and join the list of some of the most celebrated personalities in this nation and abroad.
The 19th Annual Trumpet Awards black-tie ceremony, sponsored by the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc. will be hosted by Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, and Niecy Nash. The event will be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.
Kicking off the events and activities will be the Race Relations Symposium on Wednesday, January 26th scheduled at 6:00 p.m., the Prayer Breakfast, scheduled for 8:30 a.m., and High Tea with High Heels, scheduled for 3:00 p.m., on Thursday, January 27th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. An induction of ten new footprints will be placed into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame. This induction ceremony is scheduled for Friday, January 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, National Park Service, located at 450 Auburn Avenue (Atlanta, GA). The program preceding the induction ceremony will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church.
The Annual Trumpet Awards was created to celebrate and honor African American achievers and those who support the African American experience. The Awards honor achievement in diverse fields including law, medicine, business, politics, community service, civil rights, sports and entertainment.
The following is a complete list of the 2011 TRUMPET AWARDS honorees: Drs. Andre’ Churchwell, Keith Churchwell & Kevin Churchwell – Medicine; The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr. – Legal; Alfred C. Liggins III -Media; Paula Madison – Corporate Leadership; Judge Greg Mathis – Humanitarian; The O’Jay’s – Lifetime Achievement; Richard Roundtree – The Arts; Rev. Al Sharpton – Civil Rights; Chief Justice Georgina Wood — International; Harry E. Johnson, Sr. for The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Project – President’s Award.
Founder, president and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc., Xernona Clayton is the executive producer of the Trumpet Awards. She was the innovative mind behind the first Trumpet Awards held in 1993 and has built the Awards and Awards Foundation into a prestigious testimonial around the world. “We have come so far since we started this project and I am very grateful to those individuals who saw the vision and who have worked with us for nearly twenty years. We are overjoyed to bring this event to the world and to celebrate the achievements of those who had an impact on our community.” Corporate support helps to make the production of the Trumpet Awards possible; and some of the major corporate sponsors include: Anheuser-Busch Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, CompuCredit Corporation, Ceasar’s Entertainment, Delta Air Lines, The Home Depot, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Nordstrom and TV One.