Black men and women are a valuable resource to this country. Their contributions and accomplishments, including the part they play to ensure the continued vitality of the nation’s economy, have become increasingly evident. On Sunday night, the 2014 Trumpet Awards will highlight the extraordinary on TV One.
Originally presented by Turner Broadcasting in 1993 and now presented by the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc., the Trumpet Awards were created to herald the accomplishments of Black Americans who have succeeded against immense odds. Special recognition is given to the few, who symbolize the many, who have overcome the ills of racism and poverty and achieved special greatness.
The past award presentations have been very successful and the future productions will continue to enhance the level of excellence created by the first Trumpet Awards. Xernona Clayton created the Trumpet Awards Foundation and International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 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.
Watch Alfre Woodard’s inspiring speech below, and don’t miss the Trumpet Awards this Sunday at 8pm EST on TV One.
This year’s honorees are:
Make sure to check out the photos below:
2014 Trumpet Awards Red Carpet
1. Laz Alonso and Melissa De Sousa1 of 19
2. Laz Alonso2 of 19
3. Melle Mel3 of 19
4. Lyfe Jennings4 of 19
5. SWV5 of 19
6. Roland Martin6 of 19
7. Meagan Good and Devon Franklin7 of 19
8. Carolyn Young And Andrew Young8 of 19
9. Xernona Clayton9 of 19
10. Joe10 of 19
11. Meagan Good11 of 19
12. Stephanie Mills12 of 19
13. Alfre Woodard13 of 19
14. Bobby Jones14 of 19
15. Bresha Webb15 of 19
16. Raheem Devaughn16 of 19
17. Melissa De Sousa17 of 19
18. D Woods18 of 19
19. Alfre Woodard19 of 19
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