As always, to be in the presence of Pink and Green is a joy. For many years I've known AKA's on three continents and have never tired of the fellowship that comes with knowing them. Today AKA Sisters from all over the state of Mississippi gathered at New Hope First Baptist Church to honour their own and celebrate the legacy of a 104 Years of Sisterhood. All Greek Organizations in this area came out to show their support and honour the AKA's for their many contributions to the community. This program not only showcased local leadership but celebrated organisations that lead the way in community action throughout the Delta. I saw many educators, doctors, military personnel, college students, television personalities, retired professionals and a host of young women dreaming about the day when they can become part of the Pink and Green. During the presentation A presenter looked very familiar to me but I could not place her face. After racking my brain I finally realized that I had bumped into one of my College Professors that I had not seen in 30 years. The Lizzie Coleman Middle School Choir was on hand to help celebrate the AKA's, they did a great job with all of their selections. Former Mayor of Greenville Heather McTeer Hudson was the guest speaker for this event. She spoke on the subject of Kingdom Building of Sisterhood and how African American Women Lead the way internationally in women issues. She also spoke on the disparity of income between men and women doing the same job right here in the Delta. As a photographer I think this photo opportunity was well worth the investment in time. I do look forward to using some of the these images someday as part of an exhibition. To the AKA's that do not know, eventually all of the images I've taken of you over the years will be housed at the Margaret Walker Alexander National Research Center located on the Campus of Jackson State University. If you have personal images you would like to become a part of their permanent collection contact Angela Stewart at 601-979-2460. Mrs Bell thank you so much for enviting me to be a part of this wonderful celebration.
For best slide show viewing, listen to Heat Waves Always and Forever, Teddy Pendegras Turn out The Light, Luther Vandros Better Love.
Join us each Sunday Morning at New Hope First Baptist Church, located on historic Nelson Street in Greenville Mississippi for worship service. We're a busy church on a busy corner. Enter to worship and depart to serve.
For all your photography needs call Mr Ralph at 662-822-2546.
Captain Ralph Jones
US Army Signal Corps
Canon EOS REBEL T3i |
Original size: 5184x3456 |
Current: 800x534 |