The First Annual Mississippi Delta Civil & Human Rights Museums Awards
Pam Chatman, the first African American female news director in the state of Mississippi (WABG TV6). Pam hosted the first Annual Mississippi Delta Civil & Human Rights Museums Awards on Friday, August 28, 2015 at the Neighborhood Facility Building in Belzoni, MS. She was surprisingly awarded by the museum founder and director Mrs. Helen Sims with the Glass Ceiling Breaker Ultimate Icon Award that was also named in her honor.
(From left to right) Civil Rights Activist Gus Lee, Lonnie Haynes the 1st African American Superintendent of Humphrey's County. Rufus Straughter Humphrey's County representative .
(From left to right) The first African American female Mayor for the city of Belzoni. Charles Modley Civil Rights Activist and President of NAACP Indianola, Sunflower County Branch. Wardell Walton the first African American male mayor for the city of Belzoni Humphrey's County. Nannie BB Lee McDonald who received "The Nannie Lee McDonald's Civil Right Achievement Award".
Lawrence Browder, the 1st African American male alderman for the city of Belzoni. Also the 1st Chancery Clerk in Humphrey's County history. Timaka James Jones was the first African American female Justice Court judge and the 1st Circuit Clerk in Humphrey's County history.
Pam Chatman Presents awards to 1. Charles Modley 2. Timaka James Jones 3. Mattie Straughter the first Taxes Assessor 4. Sammie Sutton Civil Rights Activist 5. Mrs. Brenda Browder 6. Helen Sims director of the MS Civil Rights Delta Museum 7. Abraham Gates Civil Rights Activist 8. Cherelle Latiker 9.Timaka James Jones 10. Louellea Hazelwood who was awarded with the Unsung Hero award 11.Pam Chatman receives the Glass Ceiling Breaker Ultimate Icon Award. 12. Bessie Ree Thurman received the Rev. George Lee's Freedom Award 13. Lawrence Browder received the Glass Ceiling Breaker award.