Thomasville Times Enterprise

March 17, 2014

Remarkable Women Awards Banquet March 29

Staff report

THOMASVILLE — March is designated as National Women’s History month to ensure the history of American women will be recognized and celebrated in schools, workplaces and communities throughout the country.

The Jack Hadley Black History Museum will ensure that Thomasville is doing its part. It will present its third Remarkable Women of the Year Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. on March 29, at the Fredrick Douglass Complex Auditorium, 214 Alexander St. The banquet is designed to honor and celebrate the achievement and contributions of 11 African-American women who have made a difference in the African-American communities in Grady and Thomas counties.

The museum awards selection committee announced the following honorees as recipients of this award:

Dr. Hazel Jones, Kha Thomas McDonald, Imogene Conyers, Elizabeth Brooks-Elzy, Ossie M. Robinson, all of Thomasville; Joyce Gurley Holt, Geraldine Simmons Faulk, Pastor Gloria Walden, all of Cairo; Dorothy Anders Butler of Whigham; and Joyce Williams-Lawrence and Pastor Dorothy Brown, both of Boston.

This years’ theme is “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment” and it honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come.

They have demonstrated their character, courage and commitment as mothers, educators, institution builders, business, labor, political and community leaders, relief workers and CEOs. Their lives and their work inspire young girls and women to achieve their full potential and encourage boys and men to respect the diversity and depth of women’s experiences.

The public is invited to attend the Remarkable Women Banquet. Tickets are available at the museum for a donation of $20. Seats are limited.

For additional information or questions, contact Chairperson Dorothy Borden at the museum by calling (229) 226-5029.