Local NAACP branch announces honorees

      The Metro Birmingham Branch NAACP will honor a number of women during the 14th Annual Women's History Celebration. {}This event is in celebration of Women's History Month:Honorees include:
      • Daagye Hendricks, Birmingham Board of Education, District 4
      • Georgia Morgan Blair, Trustee Birmingham Public Library
      • Sherlene {}Ravizee Speed, Founder "Youth for Survival" Music Workshop
      • Amy Templeton, President & CEO MCWane Center
      • Andrea S. Gary, Office Manager Davenport & Harris Funeral Home
      • Starla M. Curry-Hilliard, Esq., Program Manager/Corporate Marketing, Alabama Power Co.
      • Judge Brendette Brown Green, Birmingham Municipal Court
      • Jacqueline C. Smoke, Esq. Attorney at Law
      • Wardine T. Alexander, Birmingham Board of Education, District 7
      • Deidra K. Perry, Sales Manager Alabama Media Group
      • Bernice Campbell, Community Activist
      • Nakita R. Blocton, Esq. Attorney at Law
      • Casi Ferguson, Project Manager AT&T
      • Mechelle Rice Fields, Family Involvement Coordinator Birmingham City Schools
      • Shelby S. Parker, Community Volunteer
      • Diana White Knighton, Vice President Finance and Administration Miles College
      • Kelly Murphree Skelton, Communications Coordinator Alabama Power Co.
      • Rosalind Rudolph Young, President Tarpley Neighborhood Association
      • Bertha A. Nettles, Executive Director Oak Ridge Community Development Corporation
      • Barbara B. Williams, President & Chair, Academy of Fine Arts, Inc.
      Lifetime Achievement Awards:
      • Margaret Zimmerman Beard - Education
      • Leona Payne - Outstanding Community Service
      State Rep. Juandalynn Givan will be honored as the Woman of the Year.The program is scheduled for Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. {}The program begins at 7PM.