SECOND ANNUAL TENNESSEE AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY CALENDAR TO BE UNVEILED
SECOND ANNUAL TENNESSEE AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY CALENDAR TO BE UNVEILED IN MEMPHIS WITH HEROS HONORED
(Memphis, TENN) – AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) and its advisory board for the Tennessee African-American History Calendar have chosen the honorees and historic events that will be recognized as a part of the second annual African-American History Calendar unveiling for the 2010 Tennessee African-American History Calendar on October 1, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. The 12-month calendar profiles individuals and events from across Tennessee that have had a compelling impression on the lives of Tennesseans and includes a photograph of each individual or event with a brief description of their contribution.
“The 2010 calendar will be a tribute to great Tennesseans who were at the forefront of the civil rights movement of the 60s and those who have revolutionized our country as a whole because of their enormous contributions,” said Gregg Morton, President, AT&T Tennessee.
The calendar includes 12 categories: Art, Music, Business, Sports, Civil Rights, Government, Law, Education, Religion, Medicine and two major historical events involving the Tennessee African-American experience.
Finalists were selected by members of an advisory board from across the State of Tennessee. Criteria for nominations are available online at www.tnafricanamericanhistory.com.
Honorees and Events for the 2010 calendar include:
- Law – Judge William H. Hastie
- Civil Rights – Diane Nash
- Sports – Clinton “Butch” McCord
- Medicine – Dr. Dorothy Brown
- Music – Koko Taylor
- Politics and Government – Speaker Pro Tempore Lois Deberry
- Business – Dr. Mark Dean
- Event – Tennessee Statewide Sit-in Movement
- Religion – Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks
- Education – Paul Montgomery
- Event – Langston Boycotts
- Arts and Entertainment – Ernest C. Withers
AT&T Tennessee printed 70,000 copies of the 2010 calendar and will distribute them to middle school classes across Tennessee. A downloadable version of the calendar is available at the web site www.tnafricanamericanhistory.com.
AT&T is committed to the advancement of education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives and partnerships, AT&T supports projects, such as the Tennessee African-American History Calendar, that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In 2007, AT&T contributed more than $164 million through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. AT&T and the AT&T Foundation, the corporate philanthropy organization of AT&T, combine more than $1.9 billion of historic charitable commitment to communities across the country.
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