Join us in welcoming civil rights activist and leader Xernona Clayton, a colleague and friend of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. The event is free and open to the public. Registration for the event will begin December 15. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.
A dedicated civil rights leader and activist, Clayton worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during her tenure at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and traveled extensively with Mrs. King on her nationwide concert tour. As an executive with Turner Broadcasting for nearly 30 years, Clayton served as a liaison between TBS and civic groups in Atlanta and across the country. In 1993, she created the Trumpet Awards, which highlight the achievements and contributions of African-Americans and have been televised and distributed annually to more than 185 countries.
Clayton’s autobiography, “I’ve Been Marching All the Time,” was published in 1991. She and her late husband, Ed Clayton, co-authored “The Peaceful Warrior,” a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.