Women’s History Month.
St. Louis Urban League President, Michael McMillan attended the unveiling ceremony of civil rights legend Xernona Clayton, who was presented with a statue in Atlanta. As as a result, he had some very classy words to say about his visit with her.
The Xernona Clayton Statue was unveiled yesterday in downtown Atlanta. History was made as she is the ONLY woman to have a Statue, Plaza, Street, School & Scholarship Fund in her name.
It is an honor to serve on the Board of Directors of the Xernona Clayton Foundation and watch this civil rights legend work across this country and the world. Other legendary leaders and emerging leaders were present from across the country including Ambassador Andrew Young, MLK III, Dr. Charles Steele of SCLC, First Lady of the NUL Michelle Miller, Dr. Johnetta Cole and hundreds of well wishers including dignitaries from seven nations.
Thanks to Mr. McMillan and for all that he does for metro St. Louis, and around the nation.Bless Him.
More about Xernona Clayton: Wikipedia
Xernona Clayton Brady (née Brewster, born August 30, 1930) is an American civil rights leader and broadcasting executive. During the Civil Rights Movement, she worked for the National Urban League and Southern Christian Leadership Conference, where she became involved in the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Later, Clayton went into television, where she became the first African American from the southern United States to host a daily prime time talk show. She became corporate vice president for urban affairs for Turner Broadcasting.
Clayton created the Trumpet Foundation. She was instrumental in the development of the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame that was developed by the foundation to honor the achievements of African Americans and civil rights advocates. She convinced a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan to denounce the Klan. Clayton has been honored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the city of Atlanta for her work.
Congratulations, to Xernona Clayton, she is our Woman in history.