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Black History Month 2014


In honor of Black History Month, the Delta Regional Authority is highlighting black leaders and organizations from each of the eight states of the Delta region who have dedicated their careers, resources, and energies to developing and supporting communities throughout their city, state, and region. Below you will find profiles of these leaders.

Community, state, and regional leaders across the Delta and the nation continue to fight for the same things that Dr. King fought for 50 years ago: jobs, economic opportunity, and education for all people. We at the Delta Regional Authority are proud to contribute to this struggle and commit to continue our efforts in creating jobs, building communities, and improving lives for all people within our region. 

Along with the leaders that we highlight below, we encourage you to use our Facebook and Twitter pages as a forum to highlight black leaders and organizations in your own community whom you consider to be heroes and notable figures and institutions that have helped to move our region forward using the hashtag #BHMdelta. At the end of the month, in our DRA Round-up, we will identify those leaders and organizations that you have contributed on social media. 

Leader Profiles

February 10 - Minnie Bommer (Tennessee)

February 12 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission (Arkansas)

February 18 - Bill Bynum and HOPE EC (Mississippi)

February 19 - Bethany Shaw (Illinois)

February 20 - Black Belt Action Commission (Alabama)

February 24 - Reverend James Smith (Louisiana)

February 27 - Commission on Human Rights (Kentucky)

February 28 - Debra Mitchell-Braxton (Missouri)