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A civil rights leader and broadcasting executive, Xernona Clayton is the Founder, President and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc and Creator and Executive Producer of the Foundation’s Trumpet Awards The Trumpet Awards is a prestigious event highlighting African American accomplishments and contributions Initiated in 1993 by Turner Broadcasting, the Trumpet Awards has been televised annually and distributed internationally to over 185 countries around the world Ms Clayton began her television career in 1967 and became the south’s first Black person to have her own television show The Xernona Clayton show was a regular feature on WAGA-TV, CBS affiliate in Atlanta Xernona Clayton was employed at Turner Broadcasting for nearly 30 years where she served as a corporate executive In 1988, Xernona Clayton was appointed Corporate Vice President for Urban Affairs with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc In this capacity, she directed internal and external projects for the Corporation, and served as liaison between Turner Broadcasting (TBS SuperStation, CNN, Headline News, TNT, Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks) and civic groups in Atlanta and across the country.

As a corporate executive, Ms Clayton was one of the highest-ranking female employees in Turner Broadcasting System Xernona moved to Atlanta in 1965 where she accepted a position with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked closely with the late Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Ms Clayton also traveled extensively with Mrs Coretta Scott King on her nationwide concert tours Dedicated to promoting racial understanding, Xernona Clayton has been a leader in civic projects and civil rights activities for several years In 1966, she coordinated the activities of Atlanta ’s Black doctors in a project called Doctors’ Committee for Implementation , which resulted in the desegregation of all hospital facilities in Atlanta This project served as a model and a pilot for other states throughout the country and received national honor from the National Medical Association for its impact.

Her persistent fight against the dragons of prejudice and bigotry was never more apparent than in 1968, when the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan denounced the Klan and credited Xernona’s influence with his changeMs Clayton’s dedication to the community is reflected in the many hours she spends promoting human relations through bi-racial groups devoted to improving racial understandingA recipient of numerous media awards, Xernona has been widely honored for her contributions to humanity She is included in various editions of some very impressive biographical publications“The Peaceful Warrior” a biography of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr authored by her late husband Ed Clayton and co-authored by Xernona in the revised editions, has been published in several languages Xernona Clayton’s autobiography, “I’ve Been Marching All the Time” , was published in 1991In private life, she is married to Judge Paul L.

Brady She is a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church , formerly co-pastored by Dr Martin Luther King, Jr and Dr Martin Luther King, Sr and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority In recognition of Xernona’s contribution to broadcasting, her community and the nation, the American Intercultural Student Exchange (AISE) has created a scholarship in her honor Each year, since 1987, Ms Clayton chooses an outstanding minority high school student to spend a year living abroad with a European family, all expenses paid The Xernona Clayton Scholarship is dedicated to increasing open relationships, internationally, through a global high school student exchange program.

Additionally, the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists named its scholarship in her honor and annually presents the Xernona Clayton Scholarship to a student pursuing a career in communicationsNAMIC (the National Association of Minorities in Cable) presented, to Ms Clayton, its highest award, the Mickey Leland Award , which honors the late United States Congressman Xernona, along with former Congressman Kweisi Mfume and the late Commerce Secretary Ronald Brown, was awarded the 1996 Distinguished Leadership Award by NAFEO (The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education) at impressive ceremonies in Washington , DC She also received NAFEO’s 2003 Corporate Award In 2000, Clark/Atlanta University conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Letters Degree on Ms ClaytonShe was additionally honored in 2004 with two very impressive awards Spelman College presented Ms.

Clayton the first Local Community Service Award, for her continued dedication to leadership in the community The State of Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity presented her with the Leadership and Dedication in Civil Rights AwardAlong with her other honors, she has received the first Coretta Scott King Award from the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference) the Madam C J Walker Award from EBONY’S Outstanding Women in Marketing and Communications, the Outstanding Corporate Professional Award from the PowerNetworking Family and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Degree from Tennessee State UniversityUpon the announcement of Xernona’s appointment as the first Black female corporate executive, Ted Turner said, “Xernona has an impressive record of accomplishments and we are proud to recognize her commitment to bettering human relations with this promotion”.



 
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