Mississippi Trailblazers to honor President Young

By Thomas Simpson, Daily Journal |  April 13, 2017

Awards ceremony to honor civil rights leaders

TUPELO – Since 2003, the Mississippi Trailblazers Awards Ceremony has recognized notable Mississippians for their contributions to racial and cultural diversity and multicultural change.

This year’s honorees for the civil rights award include a Tupelo economic developer, the state’s first black Miss Mississippi and the head of millions of Baptists...

...Rev. Dr. Jerry Young is the first-ever Mississippian elected president of the nation’s largest African American Christian protestant organization...

The 2017 Mississippi Trailblazers Awards Ceremony, held April 22 at the BancorpSouth Conference Center, is an annual event in its 15th year. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a brief reception, followed by a dinner and the awards ceremony... 

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