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Drum Major for Justice Awards Honors Shirley Sherrod and Jasmine Guy
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Drum Major for Justice Awards Honors Shirley Sherrod and Jasmine Guy

The 32 Annual Drum Major for Justice Awards Dinner pays tribute to present day “Drum Majors” – individuals who have made major contributions advancing the social justice cause in their respective fields.   Held on Monday April 4 at 6 PM in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary of his assassination, the dinner will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Atlanta.

The Drum Major for Justice Award is named after an historic phrase in one of Dr. King’s speeches. In that speech, Dr. King had asked not to be remembered for his many awards (including the Nobel Peace Prize) or his many academic achievements or to be eulogized in an elaborate funeral, he simply wanted to be remembered as a cheerleader, as a drum major-- a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness for all humankind.

Evelyn Gibson Lowery, founder and chair of SCLC/Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now, Inc. announced today that former Georgia State Director of USDA Rural Development, Shirley Sherrod; award-winning actor, dancer, singer, and director, Jasmine Guy; and a leader in the field of diabetic limb salvage and founder of The Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program, Dr. Bill Releford; will be awarded.

Held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary of his assassination, the dinner will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Atlanta.

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