Congresswoman Diane E. Watson
Congresswoman Diane E. Watson was inducted into the 2010 international Civil Rights Walk of Fame
Congresswoman Diane E. Watson was inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame which is sponsored by the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc. The event was created and designed by Xernona Clayton, Founder and Executive Producer of the renowned Trumpet Awards. Rep. Watson said "I am elated to be among the recipients of this year's prestigious award. I pledge to continue the fight for freedom, justice, quality education and affordable healthcare for all."
The induction ceremony was held Friday, January 29, 2010 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, National Park Service, located at 450 Auburn Avenue (Atlanta, GA). The program preceding the induction ceremony was held at the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Rep. Watson's shoes used to create her footsteps were on display during the unveiling program.
Ms. Clayton sponsor of the event stated, "This is a permanent testimony to those who have committed their lives to uplifting mankind and dedicated themselves to human progress."
Rep. Watson's footsteps were among the eight new revered civil rights icons added to the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame during the 2010 ceremony. In addition to Congresswoman Watson, the distinguished group of inductees were: Congressman James E. Clyburn; Judge Damon J. Keith; the Reverend Samuel Billy Kyles; the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA); Eugene C. Patterson; the Reverend Albert Sampson; and Rita Jackson Samuels.
The International Civil Rights Walk of Fame was created in 2004 to give recognition to the foot soldiers of justice who sacrificed and struggled to make equality a reality for all. This extraordinary display has become one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city of Atlanta and has enriched the heritage of the civil rights movement.
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