Xernona Clayton created the Trumpet Awards Foundation and International Civil Rights Walk of Fame to honor and recognize the achievements and accomplishments of African Americans who have overcame unconquerable odds. Every year for the last 22 years the Trumpet Awards has paid homage to various unsung heroes who have made a difference within the African American community. Yesterday I got a chance to attend the taping of the 22nd annual Trumpet Awards. The awards were held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center and was hosted by Laz Alonzo and Melissa De Sousa. This years honorees were:
DeVon Franklin – Senior Vice President of Columbia Tristar Pictures
The Honorable Kamala Harris – Attorney Gerneral Of California
Deryl & Cheryl McKissack- President and CEO McKissack & McKissack
Charles J. Ogletree, Jr – Professor, Harvard Law School
Steve Pemberton – Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer of Walgreens
Alfre Woodard – Actress
Bronner Brothers – Entrepreneurs
Williams Sisters – Entrepreneurs
Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff – Award Winning Producers / Songwriters
The highlight of the show for me was seeing Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Chubb Rock and Kid & Play open up the show. The 22nd annual Trumpet Awards will air on TV One on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 8PM EST. Make sure yall tune in!!!
Check out a few pics from The 2014 Trumpet Awards.
Photo Credit: Rodney Adams