Thursday, March 27, 2008
Tiana Ferrell accepts award in honor of Ida B. Wells-Barnett at Black History Awards Banquet
Marshall County’s second annual Black History Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. The theme was “Our History Speaks Truth to Power.” The event was held at St. Paul Outbreak Center, Byhalia. Dr. Bessie Tables was the toastmistress. Shelby County Mayor A.C. Wharton was the keynote speaker. Rev. Andrew Cheairs was the host pastor.
Pictured above are Tiana Ferrell and Carlotta Bosomtwe. Bosomtwe was one of the organizers of the successful Black History Awards Banquet.
Tiana Ferrell was invited to come and accept an award on behalf of her famous great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Ida B. Wells (later Ida B. Wells-Barnett) was born in 1862 in Holly Springs. Ida received her education and early training at Shaw University (Rust College). She was one of our nation’s outstanding leaders, a great journalist and anti-lynching crusader.
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